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Gender agenda: a reflection of the hurdles women in media face

The changing dimensions and presentation of the challenges facing women in the newsroom and the media as a whole call for a dynamic approach by women, gender and general human rights activists.


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  by: Judie Kaberia
  31-Mar-21

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The pandemic: A mirror moment for the media in East Africa

Almost all newsrooms, big and small, have had their operations severely affected by the devastating disruption wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic leading to loss of hundreds of jobs. Worse still, revenue sources for broadcast and print publications have shrunk as businesses collapse.


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  by: Dickens Olewe
  30-Mar-21

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Media Viability: ‘Success is more than clicks and profit’

Job cuts, pay cuts, content reduction and closures – that is what many media outlets are currently facing. Some blame digitalization and the coronavirus pandemic. But could it be that they got their priorities wrong in the first place?


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  by: Nadine Jurrat
  29-Mar-21

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Why media freedom is still a mirage in Eastern Africa

Freedom of the media is the cornerstone of a just and democratic society to promote socio-economic and political developments even though Eastern African countries fashion the independence for the sake of complying with international obligations.  


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  by: Erick Oduor
  28-Mar-21

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Uganda’s media: Threats and opportunities

The state of the media in Uganda has been the subject of several studies and commentaries. Whether critical or favourable, all attempts to analyze the health of journalism in the country tend to coalesce over its contradictions.


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  by: Stephen Ssenkaaba
  27-Mar-21

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The State of East Africa’s Media: A comparative review of media viability factors

Journalists and the news media organisations in East Africa are today confronted with unprecedented economic and market challenges, increasing distrust, denigration of the journalistic work, and new forms of digital repression exacerbated by Covid-19.


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  by: MiC & DW Akademie
  26-Mar-21

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Tanzanian elections coverage: weak policy framework and lack of democratic space

In open societies where democracy flourish, the media plays a critical watchdog role by not only putting into check but also questioning the excesses of the government. Sadly, in Tanzanian media space these pillars seem to lack.


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  by: Denis Mpagaze
  29-Jan-21

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Solutions Journalism: Viable framework for rethinking Kenya’s journalism practice

While solutions journalism as a news philosophy presents many opportunities for the strengthening of journalism practice in Kenya and by extension Africa; it is certainly not a quick fix.


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  by: Joy Kibarabara
  01-Jan-21

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