Social Media no Replacement for Traditional Media, State Experts - Foundation Office Uganda and South Sudan
This portlet should not exist anymore
In a conversation between Maurice Mugisha, NTV, Dr. William Tayeebwa, Head of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Makerere University, Ruth Aine, famous blogger and online activist, and Julius Mucunguzi, Communications Advisor with the Office of the Prime Minister, it was highlighted that social media are an important and useful tool for activists, politicians, and journalists. However, it could not replace traditional media and the professional standards and work ethics that come along with it. One demand that the experts in the discussion made, was that the media literacy, including the knowledge on social media, how to use it, and how to filter it, should urgently be increased within the Ugandan society.
The conversation took up many of the issues that are discussed in the Reality Check (the full publication can be found here).
Both the launch and the new year reception were very successful and the participants enjoyed themselves and the discussions as well as the opportunity to get to know each other better in a rather informal setting. KAS would like to thank everybody who made their way to the venue and contributed to the nice evening.