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Culture of Secrecy Blots 12 Years of Information Law
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Journalists and researchers in Uganda still struggle to access information from government officials, 12 years after the law on access to information was enacted. In 2005, Parliament passed the Access to Information Act, thereby operationalising, at least in principle, Article 41 of the Constitution which provides for the right of every citizen of access to information in the possession of the State or any other organ or agency of the State.

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  • Book on Rwanda War Launched, Author Living in Fear
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    Veteran journalist, Justus Muhanguzi Kampe, yesterday launched his book titled Eyes of a Journalist, an eyewitness account of the 1990-1994 war--and genocide--in Rwanda. Muhanguzi however says he lives in fear because the publication has angered officials at the Rwanda embassy in Kampala. It is for this reason, according to Muhanguzi, that the book launch had been abruptly called off in April.

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  • Museveni's Land Talk Shows Called Off
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    As part of the countrywide radio talk shows aimed at popularising the now controversial Constitutional Amendment Bill, Museveni appeared on Voice of Kigezi in Kabale on Monday September 4 followed by Radio West in Mbarara on September 5. On September 6, the president was on Voice of Tooro in Fort Portal before he moved to Hoima for where he appeared on Spice FM on September 7. He was due to appear on Point FM in Mubende later today and Radio Buddu in Masaka tomorrow, September 9 to engage the listeners on the bill.

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