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Uganda: Inter-Religious Council Calls for Responsible Journalism 21 March , 2011

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Kampala — The Inter Religious Council has called on media houses to practice responsible journalism during today’s mayoral polls.

Addressing a breakfast meeting in Kampala on Friday, the chairperson of the National Task Force on Peace and Conflict Transformation, Bishop Zac Niringiye, said media houses should condemn wrongdoing and acts of violence during today’s elections. “It is your [media] responsibility to run stories that do not incite the public into violence come Monday (today) and that’s why we decided to meet with you for the good of peace,” he said.

The election for the Kampala mayor on February 23 was called off after the exercise turned violent with a cross section of supporters of the candidates engaging in running battles and accusing each other of attempting to rig the elections. READ MORE