Recent Submissions

  • Men and maternal health: The dilemma of shortlived male involvement strategies in Uganda 

    Mwije, Solomon (Routledge (Taylor and Francis), 2018)
    This article has been written to call for further attention to the importance of involving males in efforts to reduce maternal mortality. Since the 1995 International Conference on Population and Development [ICPD], ...
  • Frontline Farmers, Backline Sources: Women as a tertiary voice in climate change coverage 

    Semujju, Brian (Routledge (Taylor and Francis), 2015)
    Gender meaning construction and interpretation, which suggest women’s inferiority to men, is deeply rooted in social-cultural signs and codes drawn from traditional contexts. In Uganda, girls start to face this reality at ...
  • Covering Migration—in Africa and Europe: Results from a Comparative Analysis of 11 Countries 

    Fengler, Susanne; Bastian, Mariella; Brinkmann, Janis; Zappe, Anna Carina; Tatah, Veye; Andindilile, Michael; Assefa, Emrakeb; Chibita, Monica B.; Mbaine, Adolf; Obonyo, Levi; Quashigah, Timothy; Skleparis, Dimitris; Splendore, Sergio; Tadesse, Mathewos; Lengauer, Monika (Routledge (Taylor and Francis), 2020-07-20)
    While the issue of migration has heavily impacted on public debates in the Global North, much less is known about coverage of migration in the Global South. This pilot study sets out to dewesternize the discussion, by ...
  • Local Governments and Primary Education in Uganda 

    Maractho, Emilly Comfort (Institute of Development Studies, 2017-03)
    Decentralisation was one of the major reforms in the 1990s in Uganda, geared towards improving democratic governance and service delivery. However, districts have had variable performance, especially in providing primary ...
  • (Re)producing cultural narratives on women in public affairs programmes in Uganda 

    Maractho, Emilly Comfort (Journal of African Media Studies, 2019)
    Ugandan women have made tremendous strides in public life, and hold strategic positions in politics and policy-making. This increased participation in public life is attributed to Uganda’s focused pro-women constitution ...
  • Mass media, women and public life in Uganda : interrogating representation, interaction and engagement 

    Maractho, Emilly Comfort (University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2017)
    This study was motivated by the strides Uganda has made towards the growth of the media and women’s participation in public life. The puzzle is that this increased participation of women in public life is hardly captured ...
  • Broadcasting governance and development in ‘Museveni's Uganda’ 

    Maractho, Emilly Comfort (Taylor & Francis Online, 2015-06-09)
    Despite recent developments in technology and globalisation, the broadcast and print media in many countries still run on separate tracks. This article, which is based on qualitative research carried out between 2012 and ...
  • Ugandan adolescents’ sources, interpretation and evaluation of sexual content in entertainment media programming 

    Miller, Ann Neville; Nalugya, Evangeline; Gabolya, Charles; Lagot, Sarah; Mulwanya, Richard; Kiva, Joseph; Nabasaaka, Grace; Chibita, Monica B. (Taylor and Francis (Routledge), 2016-08-05)
    Although mounting evidence in Western nations indicates that entertainment media influence young people’s sexual socialisation, virtually no research has addressed the topic in sub-Saharan Africa. The present study employed ...
  • The structure of news in Community Audio Towers 

    Semujju, Brian (Journal of African Media Studies, 2017)
    This article draws attention to the current sensational modernist conceptualization of news as conflict and prominence to argue that news among the poor be understood as activities happening in a village. Findings obtained ...
  • Climate change in Ugandan media: A ‘Global Warming’ of journalism ethics 

    Semujju, Brian (Journal of African Media Studies, 2013)
    The idea of climate change has reached a contentious breaking point at an interna¬tional level where its major causes, existence and intensity are separating informed minds. This article is an examination of the four major ...
  • Community Audio Towers in Uganda 

    Semujju, Brian (3CMedia, 2016-05)
    While community broadcasting has been documented for aiding development in the Global South, communities in Uganda engage in narrowcasting and share information using Community Audio Towers (CATs). This challenges our ...
  • Participatory media for a non-participating community: Western media for Southern communities 

    Semujju, Brian (Sage publications, 2014)
    This paper draws on the contrast between community media and the nature of its communities in Africa that are not participatory but use participatory media. The general contention is that participatory media in Africa ...
  • Introducing Community Audio Towers as an alternative to community radio in Uganda 

    Semujju, Brian (Journal of Alternative and Community Media, 2016)
    Community radio started as an alternative to commercial media. The need for an alternative was clear, with many societal voices unrepresented, indicating the domination of the means of mental production by a few. This ...
  • The evolution of media policy in Uganda 

    Chibita, Monica B. (African Communication Research journal Published by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communications at St. Augustine University of Tanzania, Mwanza, Tanzania, 2010)
    This article examines attempts to put into policy or law the parameters of media freedoms in Uganda since the colonial period. Taking a historical approach, the paper identifies major trends in media policy in Uganda across ...