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    Journalists Experience in Covering Corruption. A Case of Daily Monitor Newsroom
    (Uganda Christian University, 0023-05-24) Lydia Nanyondo
    The purpose of the study was to explore the practices among journalists covering corruption in Uganda. Its specific objectives included understanding the experiences journalists face in covering corruption, exploring the challenges of journalists in covering corruption and exploring the influence of Journalistic practice in covering corruption issues within Uganda. The study adopted a qualitative approach using in-depth interviews to collect data from a sample of 12 Journalists from Daily Monitor Media House. The data was collected through in-depth interviews using an interview guide and during analysis and inductive thematic approach was adopted. Oe of the key findings of the study was Journalists faced institutional challenges such as institutional incarceration, lawsuits, equipment destruction and fear for life.
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    The Role of Radio in Facilitating Women’s Participation in Development Initiatives in Rural Areas: A Case Study of Voice of Kigezi
    (Uganda Christian University, 2024-05-17) Jatim Morris
    Is radio broadcasting of development programmes in rural areas helpful to women's participation in development initiatives? This study examines the role of Voice of Kigezi radio station in promoting women's participation in development initiatives in Kabale Central Division. A sample of twenty-four (24) respondents was obtained through purposive sampling. These included village women, Voice of Kigezi staff and government officials. Interviews and focus group discussions were used to collect data. The data was coded and analysed using Atlas.ti 8. It was found that Voice of Kigezi radio, through the broadcast of development programmes, has aimed to create an enabling environment for women to participate in the various development initiatives in the region; providing women the opportunity to express their opinions and participate in discussions on development projects in the region, creating avenues for free health services and legal advice, and informing and educating women about the various development initiatives in the region, empowering women among others. However, financial constraints, lack of a women's listening forum, limited programmes for women, fear of some women in the region to participate in discussions, male dominance in broadcasting the development programmes, stereotyping, betrayal by the implementing agencies and the geographical nature of the region continues to prevent the station from facilitating women’s participation in the development initiatives in the region effectively. The study recommends that the government through its regulatory body - UCC - should have a clear policy on how radio stations can create equal access and participation in the production of development programmes and distribution of jobs in radio stations. A policy to create development programmes that specifically target women is also strongly recommended. Secondly, the management of Voice of Kigezi should establish a listeners' forum for women, set up toll-free telephone lines for key development programmes, ensure that evaluation of programmes is included in the strategic plan, publicise the objectives of the development programmes and the vision and mission of the station and finally, the station should strengthen its communication approach through a participatory communication model. Key words: Radio, Participation, Development Initiatives and Broadcasting
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    Representation of Sports Women in the Media: A Case of the New Vision and Daily Monitor Newspapers in Uganda
    (Uganda Christian University, 2024-05-13) Julian Brenda Aheebwa
    The main objective of this study was to analyze the representation of sports women in the two Ugandan leading dailies, the New Vision and the Daily Monitor. 619 articles that were published in both papers from January 1st to April 30th, 2016 were analyzed to examine the prominence given to women in sports stories, considering story placement, size of the stories, frequency, and the presence of female sources. Employing a quantitative content analysis approach, the study aimed to address a notable research gap concerning media discourse, gender, and marginalization in sports coverage. Theoretical frameworks such as agenda setting, framing, and liberal feminism were utilized. Results revealed disparities in the coverage of sports women compared to their male counterparts, even in newspapers purportedly advocating for gender equality. These findings underscore persistent challenges in achieving gender parity in sports journalism and call for efforts to enhance the visibility and representation of women in sports media.