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“An Independent And Impartial Press.”
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Umbrella For Journalists In Kasese (UJK)

Umbrella for Journalists in Kasese (UJK) is an indigenous organisation that is working towards enhancing freedom of expression, safety of Journalists and amplifying community voices in Rwenzori Sub Region.

UJK uses community reporting and storytelling as an approach towards supporting local voices for Sustainable Community Led Development, Capacity Building, Research and Advocacy to Strengthen Accountability and Open governance in areas of Human Rights, Climate Justice and Livelihood Improvement.

We are currently operating in the four Districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu and Kabarole within Rwenzori Sub Region, Western Uganda.

The organization run its activities without recourse to discrimination based on religion, race, sex, tribe, gender or other forms that demean human dignity.

We are also initiated in the principal belief that respect for human rights and freedom of expression are a core element of democracy.

Our Vision

An independent and impartial press

Our Mission

“UJK empowers and advocates for rural journalists, communities in Uganda through capacity strengthening, legal defense, legislative lobbying to ensure an independent,  truthful journalism and resilient communities.”

Objectives

  • To further the principle of press freedom and to champion the universal right to freedom of expression.
  • To conduct Civic Advocacy on Open Governance.
  • To Strengthening community efforts in responding to the effects of climate change.
  • To train local journalists in community based storytelling using human rights based approach.
  • To raise the status of journalism upcountry by adopting codes of professional ethics.

Core Values

Integrity: To be honesty and reliable to our values
Teamwork: Believing in a collective effort to serve our community.
Accountability: To be accountable for our actions to all stakeholders.
Equity: To be fair and just to everyone without discrimination.

OUR APPROACH

Capacity Building and Trainings
Journalists Rights Advocacy
Media Advocacy and Lobbying
Research and Documentation

UJK - New Updates

Journalists File Assault, Damage Claims Against Kyagulanyi’s Bodyguards

By; Idd Two female journalists from the greater Masaka sub-region have filed complaints of assault and damage to equipment against the bodyguards...

Environmental Activists Ask Gov’t To Support Agroecology

Editorial: Climate Change activists have asked government and different stakeholders to prioritize agroecology over industrial agriculture as part of support for climate...

70% of Environmental Journalists Attacked For Their Work-UNESCO

Editorial: A new report published by UNESCO on World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, warns of increasing violence against, and intimidation of...

WWF-Uganda Launches Green School Project to Boast Environment Stewardship in Rwenzori Sub Land Scape

By Idd Basaija World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Uganda has launched a green school projects in the Rwenzori sub land...

UCC Kigumba Deserves a University Status

By Monday Akol Amazima Gone are the days when Makerere University Kampala (MUK) was the only university in the country that even...

Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga officially addressing the #COP28 Preparatory Forum in readiness for Uganda presentations at the Dubai Meeting

By Samuel Bishop The first Global Stocktake Report 2023 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris Agreement...

ACME Calls for Dialogue Between State Agents and Journalists to End Impunity

By, Idd Basaijja The African Centre for Media Excellence-ACME, has urged the authorities to take “daring measures” to end impunity for crimes...

Limited Access to Family Planning Services Blowing Away Dreams of Young Women in Bughendera County

By; Basaijja Idd                                       ...

Journalists Asked to Champion Organic Farming Practices  

By Immaculate Mwinganiza 2th, 8 ,2023 Journalists in the Rwenzori region have been argued to advocate for organic farming practices to help...

First Wildlife Research Symposium; Ministry of Tourism Pledges to Support UWRTI

By; Basaijja Idd The Ministry of Tourism has promised to support the Uganda Wildlife Research and Training Institute (UWRTI) to enhance the...

42 Died in Kasese ADF Attack

  -By, Basaija Idd A total of 42 people are confirmed to have been killed on Friday night when suspected rebels of...

Finally; Freed Rwenzururu Royal Guards Arrive Home

By; Basaijja Idd-   Business came to a standstill in Kasese town for the better part of Thursday as thousands of people...

In Words; BUDGET SPEECH FINANCIAL YEAR 2023/2024  

BUDGET SPEECH FINANCIAL YEAR 2023/2024 Theme: Full Monetisation of Uganda’s Economy through Commercial Agriculture, Industrialisation, Expanding and Broadening Services, Digital Transformation and...

UWA Rallies Journalists to Promote Conservation Reporting

By, Basaija Idd;     Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has appealed to journalists to increase their efforts in promoting public awareness and...

Army Vehicle Kills Soldier, Child in Kasese Municipality

A speeding Uganda People Defens e Forces vehicle has knocked dead a child and killed a UPDF soldier in Nyakasanga II ward...

Friends of Stacey Children’s Initiative (SFCI) in Kasese express love of nature by planting Fruit Trees in Kikorongo

By Bikeke Saimon Restricted by Cerebral palsy, his disability hindered him from actively participating in planting fruit trees, which he feels is an...
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Human Rights Defenders in Rwenzori Want Gov’t Support

  Rev. Tibamwenda-Smith-in-a-recent-interview-with-Basaijja-Idd-a-journalist-working-with-URN By Basaijja Idd Human Rights Defenders-HRDs in the Rwenzori Sub Region have cried out for government support for...

Leaners Take On School Debates to Promote Environment Conservation, Wildlife Protection

  By; Basaijja Idd Learners in Rwenzori region are taking school debates as one way to draw their peers and the community...

Promoting and Protecting Media Freedoms, Every Journalists’ Responsibility

By; Basaijja Idd-Programs Dep't   There are many areas around the world, particularly in less developed countries, where it is dangerous, even...

Ending Human Rights Violation in the Media Starts With Informed, Empowered Journalists

BY MUTHABALI MOSES The media fraternity in Rwenzori sub region on 10th February 2023 gathered in Fort-portal city to discuss issues concerning...

Ministry of Health to Upgrade Rukoki Health Centre IV

The government will construct a Health Centre III in Bulembia Division, Kasese municipality instead of revamping Kilembe Mines Hospital-KMH, this is according...

Environmentalists Ask Manufacturers to Spearhead Campaigns to Curb Poor Waste Management

Environmentalists in Kasese have asked manufacturing companies to take action against poor waste management. Under their consortium the world without waste revolution...

State House to Construct a Common User Facility in Kasese

A common User Facility will be constructed at the Rwenzori Industrial Hub in Kasese District. The facility which will help youths trained...

Police Foils Demonstration Over Kilembe Mines Hospital Medical Supplies Withdraw

Police in Kasese on Monday foiled a demonstration by residents of Bulembia division and surrounding places who are protesting the decision by...

ACME Calls for Private Sector Support to Improve Quality of Journalism

The African Center for Media Excellence-ACME has appealed to the private sector to support efforts geared towards the growth and development of...

Computer Misuse (amendment) Act 2022 will hurt Journalism-UJK

Journalist's body, Umbrella for Journalists in Kasese-UJK has expressed concerns that the recently passed Computer Misuse Act will curtail freedoms of expression...

Climate Action: Young People Demand Their Voice to Be Heard by Local Governments in Kasese District

By our reporter Climate change has increased levels of uncertainty about our future as its impacts intensify over time young people are...

Journalists join Community Groups to Fight Climate Change in Kasese

This week community groups will engage in Kasese Climate change walk on Sunday, 27th November 2022 in Kasese Municipality. Kasese Climate change...

Three Calls to Action issued by UN on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2022

The UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous has vowed three calls to action in order to push forward and...

A Dark Place for Women Journalists and Women Human Rights Defenders report released

By Bikeke Saimon Creating and contributing to a feminist internet Pollicy, Uganda has released its new report titled “A Dark Place for...

OHCHR commends HRDs for constructive engagement to achieve the ultimate objective of UPR

Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in their different thematic areas have been commended for by their relevant recommendations based on reports submitted to...

CSO Database Training and dissemination of UPR Recommendations

As we head towards the Human Rights Day which is observed by the international community every year on 10 December, Umbrella for...

Environmental effects of River Nyamwamba more lethal to Kasese Communities

By Bikeke Saimon Contaminated water from the Nyamwamba valley which hosts Kilembe mines industry in Kasese District is exposing the vulnerable communities to metal poisoning. The valley is the...

MPs call for forensic audits and refund of Uganda Airlines cash

By Misairi Thembo Kahungu     The probe by the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) might have gained widespread...

Popularization of the Uganda Election Data Portal in the Post-Election Era in Kasese District

On the 4th November 2022, Umbrella for Journalists in Kasese (UJK) in partnership with Creations Forum Afrika (CAF) and African Youth Development...

Recalling Speaker Anita Among’s quest to become great

  By Misairi Thembo Kahungu “There comes a time, when we heed a certain call”. These words bring out the appeal in...

“When you wish good for others, Good things come back to you and vice-versa”

"When you wish good for others, Good things come back to you and vice-versa" that is the law of Nature.. Here having...

Rwenzururu Kingdom marks 54th coronation anniversary

Rwenzururu Kingdom marks 54th coronation anniversary of his Majesty Charles Wisely Mumbere Iremagoma with a low key event of tree planting. The...

Uganda Elections Data Portal with from the years 2006, 2011, 2016 & 2021

Hello fellow colleagues in the media industry; it would be nice for you to visit the data portal, *showing all elections results...

UPDF Veterans verification exercise kick off in Kabarole

Speaking to Journalists at Kabarole District Headquarters Lt col. Kenneth Wabire the team director for the verification in Rwenzori sub region noted...

UJK Launches a Five Month Project to easy access to justice in Rwenzori Sub Region.

Kasese District in Rwenzori sub region has been characterized by violent cultural and political conflict over the years, contributing to shrinking civic...

Focused Group Discussion to empower Journalists

Focused Group Discussion #FGD to empower and strengthen volunteer journalists-peer support networks to document and record cases of abuses against journalists in...
 
 
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