Editors Guild Launched as Uganda Celebrates World Press Freedom Day

Editors Guild Launched as Uganda Celebrates World Press Freedom Day

Editors Guild was yesterday launched during a celebration to mark World Press Freedom Day.

The Editors Guild mission is to contribute towards deepening media independence and press freedom in Uganda and beyond.

The Executive includes the chairman, Mr. Daniel K. Kalinaki, the General Manager, Editorial at Nation Media Group Uganda, David Mukholi.

The Managing Editor (Editorial) of Vision Group, Ms. Joyce Bagala, formerly the Head of News at NBS TV, and Mr. Alex B. Atuhaire, the Editorial Director at PML Daily.

Others are Ms Sylvia Nankya, an editor at the Uganda Radio Network, and Mr. Pius Katunzi Muteekani of The Observer newspaper.

Giving a key note address, Prof Frederick Jjuuko from Makerere University’s School of Law, cautioned journalists from glamorizing war saying if, “When you do that, without saying anything about what the war entails for people, deaths, extreme suffering, economy etc., it makes, war attractive to the young people and then you create future militarists.”