For more than once, journalists have been a target and subjection to brutality, detention and harassment in almost all the regimes in Uganda whose only crime is to practice their profession.  Security organs have played it well to spear head this injustices.

Despite the constitutional provision which grants journalists the right to express themselves freely, the state has played a significant role in suppressing their right and making their professional regrettable.

Student Loan Scheme not discriminatory- Muyingo

The state minister for Education, Chrysostom Muyingo has refuted all allegations that the students’ loan scheme is discriminatory.

Speaking to students at the Makerere University Law Auditorium on Thursday 11th, Muyingo said that he has received complaints from parliament and the general public about the scheme discriminating against regions, gender, the disabled and Arts students; all which he said is not true.

“People were complaining to me for ignoring the disabled but they are represented. The loan scheme is open to all,” Muyingo said.

UMTAC and MBI win the inter-institution media challenge

UMTAC School of Journalism and Makerere Business Institute have won the recently concluded Inter-Institutional Media Challenge. UMTAC emerged winners as the best Luganda News Team with Francis Kitaka as the best Luganda News Anchor. MBI was awarded for being the best English News Team with Walter Mwesigye as the best English News Anchor. These best News Anchors were awarded with a great opportunity to work with NTV for a year. Makerere’s own, Wilson Kasamba, a student of Journalism and Communication scooped the best Environment Reporter award.