Freedom of the press or freedom of the media is the principle that communication and expression through various media, including printed and electronic media, especially published materials, should be considered a right to be exercised freely.
This project is aimed at achieving a free press, an independent and responsible media in Uganda. The media is a powerful tool in shaping and directing the minds of citizens of any nation. Over the years, we noted with concern incidences where the media was gagged by Government entities through acts such as shutting down media houses, closing radio stations, restrictive directives issued by the Uganda Communication Commission, and brutalizing of journalists reporting certain stories. All these factors and more point to a weak institution whose rights are being suppressed.
Key interventions under this project have been the institution of Public Interest Cases challenging unconstitutional state actions and legal provisions of laws inconsistent with the constitution and petitioning the Constitutional Court to interpret certain provisions of the law affecting freedom of expression and media freedoms in Uganda.