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Title: Mass media and prevention of human rights abuses in armed conflict zones in Uganda
Other Titles: A case study of Red Pepper Publications
Authors: Immaculate, Atugonza
Keywords: Mass media
Human rights abuses
Armed conflict zones
Issue Date: Jun-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities
Abstract: The study set out to investigate 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 were 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, 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 the Faculty of Journalism and Media Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication

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