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Given the ever-evolving political situation in Uganda, Freedom House (FH) established a rapid response fund (RRF) under USAID/Rights And Justice Activity, a three-year activity implemented by Freedom House[1] (FH), which commenced on September 1, 2020.

The Rapid Response Fund-RRF is to respond to unforeseen and/or unexpected human rights opportunities and challenges in Uganda.

Under the establishment of RRF, Freedom House awarded Umbrella for Journalists in Kasese (UJK) a sub grant to implement the Promote and Protect Press Freedom-PPPF project in Rwenzori sub region.

Target beneficiaries: media practitioners, bloggers, and the freelance journalists in the districts of; Kasese, Bunyangabu, Kabarole, and Bundibugyo.

PPPF PROJECT  focuses on the following goal and objectives;

GOAL 1    Easy access to justice and promoting the wellbeing of journalists in the Rwenzori sub region”

Objective 1.     To provide legal aid and medical support to media practitioners, freelance    journalists and bloggers in the Rwenzori region.

Objective 2.     To provide a coordinated response mechanism to violations of the rights of journalists in Rwenzori sub region.

Objective 3.     To provide platforms for dialogue and sensitization on media freedoms.

GOAL 2:               “Enhanced Media Freedoms and Safety of Journalists in the Rwenzori sub region”

Objective 1.     To provide emergency support to affected media practitioners in the Rwenzori      sub region.

Objective 2.     To strengthen peer support networks      for collective promotion and protection of media freedoms.

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dialogue and sensitization on media freedoms

Jill CSO Advocacy Specialist - USAID Rights and Justice Activity

Ms Jill, the CSO/Advocacy Specialist USAID/Rights and Justice Activity attending one of our dialogues

Panelists conducting radio talk shows to increase awareness on media freedoms. Radio program on media freedoms in Bundibugyo District.


Tumusiime Jerad Muhindo (red-shirt) Salt TV reporter receiving treatment after being involved in a road accident while heading to the field. Looking on is Jolly Mbambu, a peer support network (PSN) member 

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