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.
During a post-Press Freedom Day media conference organised by the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO in partnership with Uganda Journalists Association UJA at Grand Imperial Hotel today, the experts agree that the Uganda Police Force comes top in human rights reports for violating rights of journalists. They are however quick to add that media owners violate the rights of journalists they are supposed to protect as their employees.
Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) says quality journalism is on the decline in Uganda despite an increase in the number of media outlets. Media owners have also been accused for violating rights of the journalists in the country.