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Title: Hindrances facing the privately owned (independent) media in Uganda. a case study of Monitor publications
Authors: Onen, Francis
Keywords: Hindrances
private owned (independent) media
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: Kampala International University. College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: Recent years have seen the development of more cost-effective news paper publication, improved availability of and access to digital technology and, most important, the liberalization of the technology that initiated news paper in many sub-Saharan African countries, Uganda inclusive. The result of these changes have been the proliferation of non-governmental commercial and Monitor Publications, as well as technological improvements in programming, not only in urban areas but also in Community areas of sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role played by Monitor publications in looking at the hindrances facing the privately owned (independent) media in Uganda. The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the employees of news paper publications, interviews with management of the corporate news paper publishers (Monitor publishers). The findings revealed by 62.5% of respondents agreed that whether monitor publications help in disseminating information advocating for peace according to its social responsibility theory, another 87.5% of respondents agreed that media influences peace in their communities, this is through giving or high lighting the genera public particularly in increasing focus on family related matters, promote social networking and 50% of respondents agreed that Monitor publications particularly helps peoples without access to justice. The study recommended that: Government should put in place a mechanism where corporate news publications can cross- subsidize media so that operational costs are not heavy on news paper readers. In line with this, news paper publication initiatives should be exempted, or at least should benefit, from tax holidays to give them time to establish themselves.
Description: A research report submitted to the college of economics and management sciences in partial fulfillment for the award of the degree of bachelor of mass communication of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication

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