Media not effective tool in 2021 campaigns – report

People gather for a campaign rally during the Kyadondo East by-election in Kasangati, Wakiso District, in 2017. Such gatherings will not be allowed in the forthcoming elections. Photo | Rachel Mabala.

What you need to know:

  • Currently, Opposition figure and MP for Kyadondo East Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, is pursuing a case against government officials, including the Mbale Resident District Commissioner (RDC), who reportedly denied him access to a radio station at which he had booked a talk show.

A recently released report by Afrobarometer pours cold water on the much-talked about media-only political campaign for Uganda’s 2021 General Election.


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