Today! The Role of Activism in Public Health: HIV Policy Change in the U.S. and Abroad

Johns Hopkins CFAR


Please join us for an Open House with Mark Harrington directly following the seminar. The Open House will take place from 1:30-3pm in Deering Hall, 1809 Ashland Avenue.

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Crackdown on freedom of expression: Ugandan Radio Talk show host detained, intimidated and freed

Rosebell's Blog

Ugandan journalists and activists working outside Kampala face some of the worst threats and sometimes these threats go unreported. If the stories are reported, they generally don’t receive the same hype as the arrests or mistreatment of those that are Kampala based.

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) working with security operatives have been at the center of threating freedom of expression of Ugandans upcountry. Every now and then a talk show host is threatened or kicked out of job for opinions that are everyday broadcast on stations held in the capital.

Opposition candidates are finely denied airtime to articulate their side of politics on radio stations outside the city. Most Ugandans upcountry whom the current government largely depend on radio. This makes the job of a radio journalist riskier.

On May 08, a Radio Political Talk show host James Kasirivu of the popular “World Express” program on Mbarara based Endigito Radio…

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