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Online Scribes’ Body Hosts London Based Journalists’ Rights Delegation

The leadership of the Independent Online Journalists Association Uganda (INDOJA-U)  over the weekend ( Saturday) hosted a delegation from Open Society Foundation (UK) together with Human Rights Network for Journalists- Uganda (HRNJ-U), headed by Robert Ssempala.

Ms Elisa Juega Ocana, the Program specialist, Program on Independent Journalism and Mr Carlos arrived Saturday afternoon at the Indoja -Uganda head office on Gaddafi road, Kampala accompanied by HRNJ-U’s ED Robert Sempala and his team.

The delegation from both organisations was received by INDOJA-U President, Andrew Irumba, accompanied by the Public Relations Officer, Amon Baita and Milton Tumusime, the in charge of welfare as well as Monic Businge, the administration secretary.

Upon their arrival, a meeting took place at the Indoja-U offices in which a brief discussion regarding the rights and freedoms of journalists and challenges faced by Online media industry in Uganda among others were highlighted.

Irumba thanked the delegation for their  positive gesture and asked that a formal working relationship be created and maintained to help Indoja -U champion its key objectives of protecting journalists rights and promotion of professional ethical standards among others.

The Open Society Foundation, London, hosts different thematic and regional programs, and serves as a forum for civil society, academics, and public figures. The foundation provides these groups and individuals with space where they present and debate issues such as the inclusion in Europe and international human rights.

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