Press and Journalists Act 1995

Where
Uganda
When
2020
Who
Ministry of Information, Communications Technology and National Guidance
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

An Act to ensure the freedom of the press, to provide for a council responsible for the regulation of mass media and to establish an institute of journalists of Uganda. The Act provides for the right to publish a newspaper, establishment of the media council, registration of journalists, practicing certificate, professional code of ethics amongst others.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

1. There has been growth in the diversity of newspapers including local language newspapers like Bukedde, Rupiny, Orumuri, Etop etc that uphold responsible reporting of events thereby fostering peace and harmony.
2. There are new online news platforms reporting on events and entertainment news such as Chimpreports, Kampala Post, Softpower, Vanguard etc
3. There is increasing focus on the regulation and rights of journalists by government agencies such as the Uganda Human Rights Commission and civil society organisations.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Uganda Journalists Association
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Uganda Human Rights Commission
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Publishing