The study on the “Impact of citizen journalism on professionalism in Uganda, a case study of
community media, Kampala town council with specific objectives to; To examine the role of
citizen Journalism versus professionalism in community media, Kampala town council,
examine the challenges face by journalists in trying to tight political violence in community
media, Kampala town council and, suggest possible solutions to the challenges experienced by
journalists in curbing political violence in community media, Kampala town council. A review
of related literature was carried out on already existing information on the specific aims of this
paper as a way of comprehending the problem and enriching and supplementing the study
findings. This was through quantitative and qualitative research designs under which
questionnaires and interviews administered to a sample of 60 respondents who were
It was established that, journalists play an important role in addressing political violence by
preventing against human rights abuse, raising awareness of people’s political rights and
fighting for the freedom of political parties. However, in the due course, to address political
violence, they experience challenges such as imprisonment, manhandling and loss of
equipment, unconstitutional censoring and closure of media centers to which the solutions were
suggested to include allowing for the independence of the journalists,
The study concluded that although journalists have an ability to raise political awareness in the
community as well as address violence, they are challenged in their work however this can be
improved upon ifthe recommendations in this study are adopted.
The study recommends; strengthening media to promote ethics; regulating content issues to
address policy; harmonize the legal framework of journalists; establish universal access funds
to support outreach; regulate entertainment; address cross ownership and content issues;
expand quality and the quantity of research as well as disseminate research findings.
Research, A. & STOPPER, N (2021). Impact Of Citizen Journalism On Professionalism In Uganda, A Case Study Of Community Media, Kampala Town Council. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-citizen-journalism-on-professionalism-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-community-media-kampala-town-council
Research, AfroAsia, and NAMAGEMBE STOPPER "Impact Of Citizen Journalism On Professionalism In Uganda, A Case Study Of Community Media, Kampala Town Council" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-citizen-journalism-on-professionalism-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-community-media-kampala-town-council. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.
Research, AfroAsia, and NAMAGEMBE STOPPER . "Impact Of Citizen Journalism On Professionalism In Uganda, A Case Study Of Community Media, Kampala Town Council". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021. Web. 24 Jul. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-citizen-journalism-on-professionalism-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-community-media-kampala-town-council >.
Research, AfroAsia and STOPPER, NAMAGEMBE . "Impact Of Citizen Journalism On Professionalism In Uganda, A Case Study Of Community Media, Kampala Town Council" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 24, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-citizen-journalism-on-professionalism-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-community-media-kampala-town-council