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Title: Role of mass media in prevention of armed conflicts in Uganda: A case study of new vision-Kampala
Authors: Muhindo, Susan
Keywords: Mass media
Armed conflicts
New vision-Kampala
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The study investigated the role of mass media in prevention of armed conflicts in Uganda. The study had four objectives: to examine the causes of armed conflicts in Uganda, to examine the forms of human rights abuses in armed conflict, to examine the challenges encountered in ensuring human rights in armed conflict, to examine the role of mass media in preventing armed conflicts in Uganda. A case study design with both qualitative and quantitative approaches was used in the study that involved a sample of 50 respondents drawn from a study population of 100 respondents among the internally displaced persons and victims of armed conflict from Northern and Western Uganda. The researcher used a time frame of the study which was cross section. The findings from the study revealed that most armed conflict violates human rights. However, the study showed a highly positive relationship between armed conflict and human rights promotion since armed conflicts violate human rights. The study revealed various forms of human rights violation in war zones which included genocide and massacre, sexual violence, war crimes, torture and detention, child soldier, forced displacement and destruction of property. Conclusively, the researcher found out that mass media has a positive relationship with armed conflict prevention. Therefore, as a recommendation to the Human Rights Watch is that they should employ strategic policies of promoting human rights and mitigating armed conflict.
Description: A research report submitted to Faculty Journalism and Media Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication

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