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Etukuri Arrest and the Dilemma for Newsrooms
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More than a month after Charles Etukuri, a senior journalist at the Vision Group, was kidnapped and held incommunicado for a week, there is still debate about the conduct of journalists when covering security services. Many scholars rightly argue that journalists and intelligence services share a common interest--information--and that the relationship between the two is an enduring one. Both collect information but for different audiences and purposes. While spies are in the business of secrecy, the business of journalists is that of exposure, including watching over the intelligence agencies. Herein lies the line that journalists ought to observe at all times.

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  • Kayihura, Tumukunde Dropped
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    President Yoweri Museveni has appointed General Elly Tumwine as the new security minister in the latest changes that saw long-serving Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura replaced by his deputy, Okoth Ochola. In a statement dated March 4, the president also appoints Brigadier Sabiiti Muzeei as Deputy Inspector General of Police. Ochola has been General Kayihuras deputy, while Brigadier Sabiiti has been Commander of the Military Police.

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