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Cold Conditions to Continue Until Mid-August- UNMA 2

The UNMA Executive Director Festus Luboyera said that the cold weather phenomenon is due to the inflow of cold winds from the southern hemisphere.
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Journalists Failed to Question Official Narrative in COVID-19 Coverage-Report lockdown 2 Top story

The study conducted between January 1 and June 30, 2020, indicates that the conventional reporting format of news writing remained dominant with 1,965 stories, representing 75 per cent of all news stories and articles published during the time. Often, government officials were not questioned on their statements.
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Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Reach 1,000 MOH 2 1 Top story

As the country hits the 1,000 mark, health officials are worried that this could be the start of a different picture of the diseases where it could easily reach the 10,000 mark
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Parliament Probes Mass Layoffs at Vision Group journalism 4 1 Top story

A number of workers were sent on Forced leave with a pay of 500,000 Shillings a month, to sustain them during this period. Several others were terminated in a decision, which according to the company’s Chief Executive Robert Kabushenga, was in response to the changed media industry circumstances.
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Is @KagutaMuseveni a Private Account? The Media Experts View State House 4 3 Top story

William Tayebwa, the head of the Makerere University Department of Journalism and Communication says that any public servant at that level of leadership ceases to own what ordinary people call private accounts and adds that unless the account is encrypted and the information is not available to the general public then it can be considered private.
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Africa on the Road to be Declared Free of Wild Poliovirus WHO 1 Top story

The Africa Regional Certification Commission(ARCC), an independent body responsible for certifying the eradication of wild poliovirus in Africa, on behalf of the World Health Organisation- WHO, today said that it would make its final decision about the region's wild polio virus status in August 2020.
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Media Council Directs Century Cinema to Close SOPs 1

Paul Ekochu, the Chairman Uganda media council says that whereas the council sympathizes with the cinema as a business in the plight of the current situation, “Public safety must come first in our consideration”.
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WHO Urging Countries to Revamp Awareness on Dangers of Tobacco Consumption 2 1

Lukwata didn’t reveal specific data for the number of young smokers in Uganda but acknowledged that Shisha is popular among this age group with three in ten youth in Kampala reporting to have used it. In terms of percentages, tobacco use prevalence stands at 4.6% for females and 11% for males.
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Anglican Church to hold Televised Service on Martyrs Day Adam Sadiiki 2

The day, held annually on June 3, is in honour of the martyrdom of 45 young men who converted to Christianity between 1885 and 1887 to the annoyance of Kabaka Mwanga II, the then cultural leader of Buganda Kingdom, who ordered that they are burnt to death.
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Kadaga Donates Iftar Hampers to Muslim Groups Parliament 2 1

Speaking during the handover of the food hampers, Kadaga explained that they decided to offer the food hampers this time instead of hosting the Iftar dinner, which happens each holy month of Ramadhan because of the current lockdown aimed at stemming the spread of Coronavirus.
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Radio Stations Struggling to Generate Revenue advertisement 1 7

Several businesses have come to a standstill since the lockdown which started in March. The absence of advertisers, and sponsors for programmes and talkshows hosted by radio stations means that they can nolonger make enough money to sustain their wage bill and other running costs.
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Choice FM Staff Go 22 Months without Pay freelancers 1 Top story

Uganda Radio Network spoke to two employees at Choice FM who confirmed that they haven’t been paid for such a long time but are stuck with the organization with the hope of getting their accumulated pay because management has promised to pay up soon. According to the staff, they were not paid for unspecified months in 2017, five months in 2018 and ten months in 2019.
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African Artists Take Creative Approach to Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic 1

They are creating public service announcements, songs and music videos as part of an online campaign called #DontGoViral which has already reached more than 90 million people in the past week alone. The most recently uploaded content includes a remix of Bobi Wine’s Coronavirus Alert performed by the Ugandan activist and vocalist, Nubian Li.
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Vision Group to Cut Employees’ Pay Due To COVID -19 Impact Salary cuts 1

The company says it will pay full salary for April 2020. However, it will effect gross salary reduction effective May 2020. Some 60% will be cut from those earning above Shs 19m. Those earning between Shs 8m and 19m will take a 45% cut. Those earning below Shs 8m will take a 40% salary cut.
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NBS TV's Samson Kasumba Arrested for Alleged Subversive Activities 2 1 Top story

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that Kasumba was arrested for engaging in subversive activities, charges which he says are not related to his work as a journalist. He, however, declined to divulge details on the particulars of the offence.
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Experts Raise Red Flag as Journalists Run to Hamis Kiggundu for Food Aid lockdown 2 1

The Journalism Code of Ethics calls for independence among practitioners in order to enable journalists to diligently serve the public and avoid a real or perceived conflict of interest. It discourages Journalists from taking gifts, favours, and special treatment or benefit that may compromise their integrity or impartiality, and damage their credibility.
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Fraudsters Impersonate Health Minister, PS Online COVID-19 1 2

“Dear friends, malicious individuals are at it again. They have created a fake Instagram account under my name. I want to inform you all that I DO NOT have an Instagram account and please don’t respond to any Information coming from that profile. It is a scam account,” Aceng posted on her social media.
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Fake News is Putting Lives at Risk - UNESCO

Guy Berger, the Director for Policies and Strategies regarding Communication and Information at UNESCO noted that some people wrongly believe that young people or those of African descent are immune and that those in warm climates or countries where summer is on its way do not need to worry too much. The likely consequence, he says, is complacency, which could fuel more premature deaths.
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Journalists put Ethics on the Side in Scramble for Ham Kiggundu's Cash media 1

Such behavior hit a new low when journalists were seen scrambling to get a share of payments by businessman Ham Kiggundu after a meeting with the Office of the Prime Minister on Saturday.
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Journalists Restricted from Accessing Parliament Covid-19 1

Only 50 journalists OF 250 accredited to cover Parliament will access Parliament in the next 30 days following a move by Parliament to suspend non critical staff and ban visit.
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