May 2, 2016
The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) will tomorrow, May 3rd, celebrate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), an occasion that reminds us of the importance of free media and of access to information for all people. FCAU stands in solidarity with journalists and media organizations in Uganda and elsewhere.
May 1, 2016
The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) is pleased to announce the Uganda Press Photo Award 2016, the Award’s fifth edition. Founded by FCAU in 2012, the Award recognises and promotes Ugandan photojournalism, and also includes training and workshops for Ugandan photojournalists. The Uganda Press Photo Award is organised in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
February 27, 2016
The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) is concerned over a recent series of abuses aimed at journalists covering Uganda’s 2016 general election. FCAU recognizes Uganda as a country with a vibrant media landscape and with room for expression of diverging opinions; we call upon the authorities to safeguard this status by respecting the freedom of journalists both foreign and local. FCAU represents more than thirty journalists, Ugandan as well as foreign, who work for foreign media houses. FCAU is affiliated to the Nairobi-based Foreign Correspondents’ Association of East Africa (FCAEA).
March 10, 2015
KAMPALA – The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda regrets to announce the death of one of its members, British photojournalist Rebecca Vassie. Rebecca died early Tuesday morning following a severe allergic reaction. She had worked in Uganda for about three years, for the Associated Press, Daily Monitor and other clients. She had also recently been elected as FCAU’s training co-ordinator. FCAU members’ thoughts are with her friends and family.
October 16, 2014
The winner of the Uganda Press Photo 2014 is Abu Mwesigwa. He took the overall prize with a photo of a bride in wedding dress and her entourage, including soldiers in uniform, crammed into a saloon car, following a military mass wedding.
All winning images can be seen here: http://www.fcau.org/uppa/home/winners-2014/
Mwesigwa selected by the jurors as the overall winner from 29 winners across seven categories (full list below). He works for Vision Group, and has a degree in fine art from Makerere University, majoring in photography.
All the winners were announced at an awards ceremony held at Makerere University Art Gallery, and the winners’ exhibition, including all the winning images, was launched at the same occasion.
The Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA) is organised by the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU), in partnership with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the US Mission in Uganda, and with support from Definition Africa. The Uganda Press Photo Award started in 2012, and 2014 is the third.
FCAU’s co-chair, Malcolm Webb, who is also a correspondent for Al Jazeera English TV, said, “The Awards have gone from strength to strength each year. This year over 700 images were submitted, which is more than double what we received last last year. Also the standard of the entries is high, and growing higher.”