Launch of the ‘World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development Report’ 2017/2018

The Department of Journalism and Communication Makerere University, in partnership with Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway, is set to launch a report on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development 2017/18.

This event will take place on Wednesday 14th March 2018 at the Senate Telepresence center (Level 2),Senate Building, Makerere University, 2:00pm.

The report, which covers the period 2012 to 2017, discusses freedom of expression across four key dimensions of media freedom, pluralism, independence and safety of journalists. It is intended as a tool for implementing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which recognizes the importance of ensuring public access to information and protecting fundamental freedoms among its goals.

As one of its observations, the report shows that media independence is weakening and the professional standards of journalism are being eroded by economic forces on the one hand and lack of recognition by political actors on the other.

The report launch will be preceded by a panel discussion moderated by a top Journalist, Charles Mwanguhya. The panelists are:
i) Prof. Goretti Linda Nassanga; Department of Journalism and Communication- Mak
ii) Assoc. Prof. Fredrick Jjuuko from the School of Law- Mak
iii) Daniel Kalinaki- Nation Media Group

See downloads for brief profiles and programme

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