Uganda

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Uganda is a landlocked country in eastern Africa with a population of about 27 million and a capital city of Kampala. [1] Their president is Yoweri Museveni.

The country has come back from civil war and economic disaster in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s and is now relatively peaceful and prosperous. [2]

Uganda and public relations

In March 2005 the Government of Uganda hired the London-based law firm Hunton & Williams who in turn hired Hill & Knowlton to help promote the country.

Media

The BBC says of the country's media:

Uganda is a pioneer in the liberalisation of the media in Africa. Private radio and TV have mushroomed since the government loosened controls in 1993. By late 2006 the central region around Kampala was home to more than 40 FM radio stations and 10 TV stations. Rural radio stations serve various ethnic groups and there is a cluster of faith-based radios.
Although the print media are led by the state-owned New Vision newspaper, it enjoys considerable independence and often publishes articles which criticise the government.[2]

Resources

Related SourceWatch articles

Mining In Uganda [1]

History

  • Vali Jamal, Uganda Asians: Then and Now, Here and There, We Contributed, We Contribute (1250 pp+-> 4000 images, 5.4 kg, $72.50), forthcoming September 2012 in three parts.

References

  1. Uganda, National Geographic, accessed January 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Country profile: Uganda, BBC, accessed January 2008.

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