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22:08
22:08

Parliament Probes Mass Layoffs at Vision Group journalism 4 1 Top story

A number of workers were sent on Forced leave with a pay of 500,000 Shillings a month, to sustain them during this period. Several others were terminated in a decision, which according to the company’s Chief Executive Robert Kabushenga, was in response to the changed media industry circumstances.
12:34
12:34

Ugandans are not Scared of Coronavirus - Experts MOH 1 4

A study carried out in March 2020 when Uganda had less than 20 cases of the disease showed that the level of fear at the time of COVID-19 was as high as 80 percent in some communities. In June,2020 with over 700 cases of the disease reported, the level of fear of the disease had gone down in some communities to as low as 20 percent. Preventive measures as such hand wahing that once stood at 80 percent have gone down to 56 percent as of June
10:34
10:34

Fire Guts Lyantonde’s Only Radio Station 1 1

The fire broke out this morning on the first floor of Kyeera house along Main Street in Lyantonde town council where the station was operating from.
15:55
15:55

Is @KagutaMuseveni a Private Account? The Media Experts View State House 4 3 Top story

William Tayebwa, the head of the Makerere University Department of Journalism and Communication says that any public servant at that level of leadership ceases to own what ordinary people call private accounts and adds that unless the account is encrypted and the information is not available to the general public then it can be considered private.
20:48
20:48

Africa on the Road to be Declared Free of Wild Poliovirus WHO 1 Top story

The Africa Regional Certification Commission(ARCC), an independent body responsible for certifying the eradication of wild poliovirus in Africa, on behalf of the World Health Organisation- WHO, today said that it would make its final decision about the region's wild polio virus status in August 2020.
12:19
12:19

19 More People Test Positive for COVID-19 MOH

13 of the confirmed cases were from alerts and contacts of people within communities in Jinja, Amuru, Kyotera, Tororo, Gulu and Wakiso. The other six were from points of entry. According to the health ministry, the increase in community cases ushers the country into stage three of the disease which is worrying.
09:00
09:00

Media Council Directs Century Cinema to Close physical distancing 1

Paul Ekochu, the Chairman Uganda media council says that whereas the council sympathizes with the cinema as a business in the plight of the current situation, “Public safety must come first in our consideration”.
13:04
13:04

Six Vehicles for COVID-19 Response Activities in Gulu Grounded virus disease 1 3

According to the District Health Officer Yoweri Idiba said the Task Force is soliciting for 3.7 million Shillings for servicing the automobiles. The vehicles being used by the Task Force need services on biweekly basis because of the speed they use while responding to COVID-19 activities.
18:15
18:15

Veteran Journalist Francis Mutazindwa Dead 1 3

Mutazindwa worked with different media houses in his career including Uganda Broadcasting Cooperation, Red Pepper, Vision Radio and BBC Media Action formerly BBC World Service Trust. He also worked at Radio West as News Editor and Station Manager.
16:46
16:46

WHO Urging Countries to Revamp Awareness on Dangers of Tobacco Consumption 2 1

Lukwata didn’t reveal specific data for the number of young smokers in Uganda but acknowledged that Shisha is popular among this age group with three in ten youth in Kampala reporting to have used it. In terms of percentages, tobacco use prevalence stands at 4.6% for females and 11% for males.
16:06
16:06

Anglican Church to hold Televised Service on Martyrs Day Adam Sadiiki 2

The day, held annually on June 3, is in honour of the martyrdom of 45 young men who converted to Christianity between 1885 and 1887 to the annoyance of Kabaka Mwanga II, the then cultural leader of Buganda Kingdom, who ordered that they are burnt to death.
11:53
11:53

Rukungiri District COVID-19 Taskforce Accuses Media of Bias 3

According to the story, the two attendants; Isaac Nuwamanya Kaharuza and Robert Tukamuhebwa were accused of ferrying 170 bags of maize flour on a pick-up vehicle Registration number UBB 657F from the task-force stores on April 30, without authorisation. The vehicle belongs to David Kansiime alias Rusheshe, a produce dealer.
10:48
10:48

Police Officers Assault Journalists in Fort Portal Yoweri Museveni 4 1

Sylvia Kugonza, one of the journalists, says the incident occurred at around 7 pm on Wednesday when the journalists were returning from work. She explains that as they were approaching Kenya Commercial Bank branch in Kisenyi, Fort Portal, they met the Kabarole District Police Commander – DPC John Faustine Oese and other police officers on patrol.
16:11
16:11

Kadaga Donates Iftar Hampers to Muslim Groups Parliament 1 2

Speaking during the handover of the food hampers, Kadaga explained that they decided to offer the food hampers this time instead of hosting the Iftar dinner, which happens each holy month of Ramadhan because of the current lockdown aimed at stemming the spread of Coronavirus.
14:41
14:41

Etop Was Two Months Away from 30th Anniversary Vision Group 1 3

Stella Aanyu, the Head Teacher Ojama Primary School in Kyere Sub County in Serere district, says learners are missing a lot during the lockdown because of the suspension of Etop Newspaper.
17:47
17:47

Former Etop Journalists Struggling to Survive After Termination Vision Group 1 3

Julius Obongo, an Ateso Translator for Etop Newspaper, says he was handed his termination letter on Friday at head office. He says that much as the decision by top management was conducted after special considerations, it caught them off-guard especially amidst the Covid-19 crisis.
20:30
20:30

Radio Stations Struggling to Generate Revenue advertisement 7 1

Several businesses have come to a standstill since the lockdown which started in March. The absence of advertisers, and sponsors for programmes and talkshows hosted by radio stations means that they can nolonger make enough money to sustain their wage bill and other running costs.
16:31
16:31

Choice FM Staff Go 22 Months without Pay freelancers 1 Top story

Uganda Radio Network spoke to two employees at Choice FM who confirmed that they haven’t been paid for such a long time but are stuck with the organization with the hope of getting their accumulated pay because management has promised to pay up soon. According to the staff, they were not paid for unspecified months in 2017, five months in 2018 and ten months in 2019.
13:23
13:23

African Artists Take Creative Approach to Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic 1

They are creating public service announcements, songs and music videos as part of an online campaign called #DontGoViral which has already reached more than 90 million people in the past week alone. The most recently uploaded content includes a remix of Bobi Wine’s Coronavirus Alert performed by the Ugandan activist and vocalist, Nubian Li.
11:38
11:38

Bishop Ssemogerere Asks Journalists to Refrain from Unethical Conduct low pay 4 1

While leading the Special Prayers for journalists at his home at Kasana Luweero Diocese, Bishop Paul Ssemogerere asked journalists to exercise professionalism and restrain themselves from accepting bribes from news sources to either publish or not publish stories
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