Journalism Blocked, Information Seized: A tale of how internet shutdown crippled media work in Uganda
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This study sought to explore the impact of the recent internet shutdown on journalists during the election period in Uganda. The report presents findings of a preliminary study that sought to establish the impact of internet shutdown on the media’s role in covering and relaying information to citizens in an electoral process. It further captures specific journalist experiences of the internet shutdown on their work both in the city and countryside.
The study used a combination of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools that included conducting in-depth interviews with both journalists and representatives of media houses.
It also explored, among other issues, how the development of technology, specifically the internet, is complementing the role of the media in Uganda, and the economic impact of the internet shutdown on individual journalists and media houses.