Journalists to Protest Against Tough Laws


order sans-serif; color: #222222;”>According to a proposal doctored by the Minister of Information and National Guidance, Rose Namayanja, journalists will acquire practitioners certificates expected to cost Shs 200,000 per journalist and renewable annually at the cost of Shs 100,000.

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The association leaders led by their President, Robert Kagolo, have called upon all journalists to respond positively towards the call for protest next week on Wednesday if government does not respond in the seven days’ time that it has been granted.

The association leaders also say that this is an intended move by government to sink and diminish the journalism progression that has become a threat by broadcasting the whole truth, an issue they say, puts government on tension.

The leaders who included the association President Kagolo, the general secretary Fred Katerega among others, have tasked government to withdraw the law with immediate effect and first make further and thorough consultation than catching the journalists unawares without considering their side.

They also argue that a stated amount of Shs 200,000 is not a friendly amount basing on the money journalists earn, and advised the government to first work on the media salary issue before they enforce the law to avoid infringing on the rights of the journalists.


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