Uganda elections approach amid hostile environment for media

By Murithi Mutiga/CPJ East Africa Correspondent on February 16, 2016 8:53 AM EST Source: https://cpj.org/2016/02/uganda-elections-approach-amid-hostile-environment/ Robert Agenonga, 23, and a few other youth activists set up in 2011 the Lake Albert Youth Cabinet Media Project, a group which seeks to use social media and direct community engagement through village meetings to campaign for greater transparency in …

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Finnish newspaper VOIMA talks about NGETHA

Source: https://voima.fi/artikkeli/2020/ihmisoikeus-ja-ymparistoaktivisti-agenonga-robert-kaipaan-rajat-ylittavaa-aktivismia/?cn-reloaded=1 Human rights and environmental activist Agenonga Robert: “I miss cross-border activism” Ugandan Agenonga Robert had not turned seven when he was already paying attention to the ills of his village. The leaders were unfair, and the men beat their wives. As a little older, Agenonga Robert began writing letters to politicians, authorities, and …

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“Human Rights Defenders often protect others whilst neglecting themselves. When a defender protects his/her life, he/she can even protect others better”

In 2019, Ngetha Media Association for Peace had an opportunity to convene  Legal Compliance and Safety Awareness for Human Rights Defenders in the Northern and Mid Albertine region. The event was jointly organized by NMAP and Chapter Four Uganda in Pakwach town council between 24th – 25th, July 2019. Based on how the civic space …

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“Human Rights Defenders are not oppositions, they are named so when they speak truth”: Reflections from the multi stakeholders dialogue on HRD’s safety and protection –Nebbi 2019

The regional multi-stakeholders dialogue on human rights defenders safety and protection 2019 was organized in Nebbi, west Nile, by Ngetha Media Association for Peace and Nebbi district NGO’s Forum, on June 6, 2019. Professor Dr. Kakungulu Mayambala of Makerere University school of law attended the dialogue as a keynote speaker and a representative of the …

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Defending Environmental Human rights defenders in Uganda: Reflections from 2019

In 2019 Ngetha Media Association for Peace in partnership with our three on ground Environmentalists and human rights organizations Navigators of Development Association (NAVODA), Nebbi District NGO’s forum and Friends of Zoka Forest (FOZ) undertook a comprehensive training on risk assessment and security management for Environmental Human rights defenders throughout the Albertine region of Uganda. …

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