Where the Red Line is Drawn: A Study on Self-censorship in Ugandan Media
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Coercion and repressive legislation are widely recognised measures employed by hybrid regimes as a way of stifling the media. This thesis illustrates the long shadow cast by these measures by examining the impact of transgressions on self-censorship among Ugandan journalists, and how these are weighed against their notion of professionalism. Self- censorship is experienced as an unwanted, but vital practice that moves in tandem with the level of political tension, being an extraordinary rather than general measure. The study was conducted in the summer of 2016, founded by a Minor Field Study scholarship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 52 p.
Self- censorship, Freedom of expression, Hybrid regimes
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-306636OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-306636DiVA: diva2:1042528
Subject / course
Bachelor Programme in Political Science