Uganda: Let´s Talk About It!

The project helps young people in Uganda to express their opinions on human rights issues on the radio. At the same time, it supports activities organised by parliamentarians and journalists to improve Uganda’s media legislation.

The radio component is forging links between young people from youth clubs, radio journalists and media students. The youths take part in radio programmes by texting or calling in, and they also produce their own reports. In the second component, a forum on media and freedom of expression has been established in cooperation with the Ugandan parliament and the Uganda Journalists Association. It aims at improving the Ugandan legal and constitutional framework for media freedom and freedom of expression. The forum brings together over 60 legislators and facilitates discussions with parliamentarians and journalists on a regular basis. The young radio reporters joined some of these events to express their concerns as media consumers and young upcoming journalists.

Further Readings
Youth reporters: Turning cell phones into microphones

Youth reporters: Turning cell phones into microphones

How do you turn young Ugandans who love listening to the radio into Ugandan youth reporters working for their favourite radio station? How can they deliver reports, vox pops, or their own opinions, without fancy microphones and recording devices at...
Parliamentary Forum: Strengthening media freedom

Parliamentary Forum: Strengthening media freedom

In November 2013, the Uganda Journalist Association facilitated the establishment of the first ever Parliamentary Forum on Media in Uganda (UPFM). It is a non-partisan organisation of Members of Parliament with the Speaker of Parliament as its patron....
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Project Overview

Project NameLet's Talk About It!
ObjectiveYoung people express their opinions on human rights issues
PartnersProgramme Strengthening human rights in Uganda, DW Akademie, Makerere University, German Foundation for World Population (DSW), Ugandan Journalists Association, Radio Stations, UNICEF
Target groupsYoung Ugandans (under-30s), radio journalists, students and lecturers from Makerere University
Pilot phaseAugust 2013 - October 2014, part of the activities continue
BudgetEUR 125,000
LinksYouth Reporters Training Blog UPFM HRNJ UHRC MAK Smart FM NBS Radio One Akaboozi Implementing GIZ Programme


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