The Role of Electronic Media in Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Uganda (Case Study Kayunga District)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Declarations .................................................................................. Iv

Approval. ...................................................................................... v

Dedication ..................................................................................... vi

Acknowledgement. ........................................................................... vii

List of Tables .................................................................................. viii

List of Abbreviations .......................................................................... ix

Definition of Terms ........................................................................... xi

Abstract ......................................................................................... xii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I

1.2 Statement of the Problem............................................................. 2

1.3 General Objective..................................................................... 2

1.3.1 Specific Objectives.................................................................. 2

1.4 Significance of the Study.............................................................. 3

1.5 Scope of the Study..................................................................... 3

1.5.1 Geographical Scope................................................................. 3

1.6 The Conceptual Framework.......................................................... 4

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.0 Introduction............................................................................... 5

2.1.0 The Media and PWDs Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

2.1.1 Institutional Framework for Disability Rights .................................... 6

2.1.2 The Rights ofPWDs in Uganda ..................................................... 9

2.1.3 The State of Disability in Uganda.................................................... 9

2.1.4 Limitations oflnternational Legal Framework .................................... I 0

2.2.0 The Extent of Use of Electronic Media .............................................. 11

2.2.1 PWDs and Existing Media strategies ............................................... 11

2.2.2 The Disability Communication Platforms .......................................... 12

2.2.3 Limitations of Media in Promoting PWDs Rights ................................. 12

2.3.0 Level of awareness ofPWDs Rights ................................................ 14

2.3.1 PWDs Level of Awareness ........................................................... 14

2.3.2 Media Practitioners Level of Awareness on PWDS Rights ......................... 15

2.3.3 Awareness Activities .................................................................. 15

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY

3.1 Introduction ............................................................................... 16

3.2 Research Design ......................................................................... 16

3.3 Study Area Located ...................................................................... 16

3.4 Study Population ......................................................................... 16

3.5 Sample Size ............................................................................... 17

3.6 Data Collection Method ................................................................ 17

3.7 Data Collection Instruments ............................................................ 17

3.8 Data Analysis ............................................................................. 17

3. 9 Research Procedure ...................................................................... 18

CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF THE

FINDINGS

4.1 Introduction ............................................................................... 19

4.2 The Electronic Media Coverage in Promoting the Rights of PWDs ............. 19

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4.3 The Legal and Policy Challenges in Promoting PWDS Rights ............... .. 24

4.4 The Use of Electronic Media as a Strategy in Promoting the Rights

of PWDs ................................................................................. 27

4.5 Awareness of PWDs Rights in Uganda by Media Practitioners .................... 29

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 introduction......................................................................... 31

5.2 Summary... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 3 l

5.2.1 The Electronic Media Coverage on the PWDs Issues........................ 31

5.2.2 Legal and Institutional Challenges............................................... 31

5.2.3 The Use of Electronic Media in Prompting PWDs' Rights.................. 31

5.2.4 Awareness of PWDs Rights by Media Practitioners.......................... 31

5.3 Conclusions......................................................................... 33

5.4 Recommendations ................................................................ .

References.................................................................................... 34

Appendices:

Questionnaires .............................................................................. 37

Interview Guides .............................................................................. 44

The Plan/Budget .............................................................................. 51

Kayunga Map: ................................................................................ 52

Recommendation Letter. .................................................................... 53

ABSTRACT This report presents the resnlts from a study about the role of electronic media in promoting the rights' of PWDs in Uganda, a case of Kayunga District. The result of the research was obtained among various participants that the study engaged. Generally, 50 individuals including members of Parliament, Local Government Councilors, Disabled People's organizations, PWDs themselves and Electronic Media Practitioners were involved in providing data tlu·ough the questionnaires, interviews, observations and documentary reviews. Factor analysis, cross-tabulations, and examination suggest that orientations toward disability are associated with contempt even within media houses. In pmticular, media houses in Kayunga District do not respond to the demands for the rights of PWDs through programme reporting on airwaves. For instance, 42% of the respondents held that media coverage of PWD issues was rare. The media therefore, is seen to playing limited role of inclusion of PWDs rights in the mainstrean1 society. As regards the study objective of effectiveness of legal and institutional framework, an analysis revealed overwhelming evidence that both instrments of promotion of PWD rights were none effective. On aggregate 29 (58%) and 33 (66%) out of 50 for legal and institutional framework respectively said that the benclunarks were ineffective. On the question of awareness of PWD rights by media practitioners, the findings revealed that were well aware of not only PWD rights but their own rights as well. On the contrary, however, their awareness of disability issues is not followed by actions. The report explores the findings and suggests recommendation course of actions to be taken and directions for future research. These include, legal audit should be done to evaluate the applicability of certain laws, monitoring and facilitation of institutions that deal directly with media houses. Also sensitization of the media fraternity on the importance of rep01ting disability issues. On top of this, there should be sponsorship of programmes by stakeholders on matters of disability.

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MAD, K (2022). The Role of Electronic Media in Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Uganda (Case Study Kayunga District). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-electronic-media-in-promoting-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-in-uganda-case-study-kayunga-district

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MAD, KYEBAKOZE "The Role of Electronic Media in Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Uganda (Case Study Kayunga District)" Afribary. Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-electronic-media-in-promoting-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-in-uganda-case-study-kayunga-district. Accessed 06 Oct. 2022.

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MAD, KYEBAKOZE . "The Role of Electronic Media in Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Uganda (Case Study Kayunga District)". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022. Web. 06 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-electronic-media-in-promoting-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-in-uganda-case-study-kayunga-district >.

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MAD, KYEBAKOZE . "The Role of Electronic Media in Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Uganda (Case Study Kayunga District)" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 06, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-electronic-media-in-promoting-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-in-uganda-case-study-kayunga-district