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Where the Red Line is Drawn: A Study on Self-censorship in Ugandan Media
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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). 

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2016. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
Self- censorship, Freedom of expression, Hybrid regimes
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-306636OAI: diva2:1042528
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Political Science
Available from: 2016-11-01 Created: 2016-10-31 Last updated: 2016-11-01Bibliographically approved

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