Challenges Facing The Independent Media In Uganda A Case Study Of The Daily Monitor

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ABSTRACT

This study considered the challenges facing the independent media in Uganda and in particular The Daily monitor. First, the study reviewed the history of the independent media and the obstacles and challenges they faced. It singled out the challenges as being economic, political and constitutional. The paper then presents some evidence on how independent media tackles these challenges and under what circumstances they are experienced.

Collection of data was through interviews, questionnaires and the use of focus group discussion. Primary and secondary data were also incorporated in the study.

Data analysis included quantitative, qualitative and descriptive

techniques such as pie chart which were used for graphical

representation of data.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Declaration i

Acknowledgement 11

Dedication iii

List of Tables IV

Table of contents V

Abstract vi

List of Abbreviations vii

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background to the problem ................................................. 1

1.2 Statement of the problem ................................................... .3

1.2.1 The Use of law, Intimidation and Harassment of Jomnalists ........... 3

1.2.2 Economic Blockade .......................................................... 4

1.2.3 Propaganda ..................................................................... 4

1.3 Purpose of study ............................................................... 5

1.3. l Study objectives ................................................................ 5

1.3.2 Research Questions ............................................................ 6

1.3.3 Research Hypothesis .......................................................... 6

1.4 Significance of the study ...................................................... 7

1.5 Scope of the Study ............................................................. 8

1.6 Area of study .................................................................. 10

1. 7 Selection of Study participants .............................................. 10

CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW

2. 0 Introduction ............................................................... ....... 11

2.1 History of the Ugandan media ............................................... 12

2.2 Some History of the independent media in Uganda ....................... 14

2.3 Challenges of the independent media In Africa: Uganda ................. 15

2.4 The Media, Politics and Democracy ......................................... 17

2.5 Challenges in the 21st Century ................................................ 19

2.6 Definition of Terms ............................................................ 21

CHAPTER THREE METHODOWGY

3.0 Introduction ..................................................................... 22

3 .1 Research design ................................................................. 22

3.2 Population san1ple ............................................................... 22

3 .3 Area of study ..................................................................... 23

3.4 Selection of study participants ................................................ 23

3 .5 Data collection ................................................................... 23

3.6 Data analysis ..................................................................... 24

3. 7 Limitations ....................................................................... 25

V

CHAPTER FOUR PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS, INTERPRETATION AND

DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS

4.1 Introduction ...................................................................... 26

4.2 Characteristic of the Sample ................................................... 26

4.3 Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Respondents ............. 27

4.4 Challenges Facing the Independent Media in Uganda ..................... 28

4.5 Political Challenges ......................................................... 29

4.5.1 The Use of Law, Intimidation and Harassment of the Media ............. 29

4.6 Constitutional/Legal Challenges ............................................. 32

4. 7 Economic Challenges ....................................................... 3 7

CHAPTER FIVE DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND

RECOMMENDATIONS

5.0 Introduction ....................................................................... 41

5.1 Smnmary of Findings ....................................................... 41

5.2 Recommendations ........................................................... 44

5.3 Conclusion ........................................................................ 46

Bibliog:raphy .............................................................................. 4 7

Appendix .............................................................................. 48

Appendix A ........................................................................... 48

Appendix B ......................................................................... 52

Appendix C .......................................................................... 53

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Research, S. (2022). Challenges Facing The Independent Media In Uganda A Case Study Of The Daily Monitor. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/challenges-facing-the-independent-media-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-the-daily-monitor

MLA 8th

Research, SSA "Challenges Facing The Independent Media In Uganda A Case Study Of The Daily Monitor" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/challenges-facing-the-independent-media-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-the-daily-monitor. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

MLA7

Research, SSA . "Challenges Facing The Independent Media In Uganda A Case Study Of The Daily Monitor". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022. Web. 24 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/challenges-facing-the-independent-media-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-the-daily-monitor >.

Chicago

Research, SSA . "Challenges Facing The Independent Media In Uganda A Case Study Of The Daily Monitor" Afribary (2022). Accessed September 24, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/challenges-facing-the-independent-media-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-the-daily-monitor