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May 7, 2017

World Press Freedom Day 2017

Today the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) celebrates World Press Freedom Day, joining journalists and supporters of press freedom to defend the media from attacks on our independence and highlighting the central role of freedom of expression and the right to information in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

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May 2, 2016

World Press Freedom Day

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.

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May 1, 2016

Uganda Press Photo Award 2016 announced

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.

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February 27, 2016

Abuses aimed at journalists covering Uganda’s 2016 general election

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).

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March 10, 2015

FCAU mourns the death of one of its members, British photojournalist Rebecca Vassie

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.

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