Last Updated on: 3rd May 2023, 07:09 pm
Kampala, May 3, 2023: Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) joins the journalists and other people globally to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day that follows every year, on 3rd May.
This year’s theme is “Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of Expression as a Driver for all other human rights.” As UPC, we recognize the role of the media in our societies and its great contribution to the development of any given country.
They have been instrumental in the fight against corruption which is the biggest problem of the country by exposing corruption scandals, for instance, the recent iron sheets saga and pothole plaque in Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) among others.
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UPC calls upon all relevant authorities to respect and protect journalists while executing their duties. In the same vein, we encourage journalists to always ensure accuracy while reporting and fully observe their professional code of conduct to avoid libel and slander cases as we have witnessed in the past.