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  • Organisation

    This Project is implemented by the Center for Constitutional Governance (CCG), the Copyright Institute of Uganda (CIU) and the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) with each organisation having its own critical and unique role.

    The Center for Constitutional Governance-CCG is a constitutional watchdog established to promote constitutional governance by building a centre that empowers citizens to fully enjoy their constitutional rights. CCG key programmes include; Constitutionalism and Constitutional Literacy through Hope Initiative a university student’s programme, Social Justice Campaigns, Public Interest Litigation, Research and Documentation including citizen’s civic engagements.

    The Copyright Institute of Uganda (CIU) is duly incorporated in Uganda as a company limited by guarantee, focusing on the promotion of copyright as the first step to prepare Uganda for a knowledge-based economy. CIU aims to boost the creative arts through litigation, sensitisation, advocacy and research. It has engaged different artists to ensure there is a platform that brings their interest together and offers legal advisory services to the various creative arts associations. CIU has a teaching syllabus that is tailored to the context that applies to Uganda and is also simplified, given the different levels of the artist in the country.

    The Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is a network of human rights journalists in Uganda working towards enhancing the promotion, protection and respect of human rights through defending and strengthening the capacities of journalists. It monitors and documents journalists’ rights, violations and abuses in Uganda and contributes towards realising media freedoms and good governance in the country. The organisation is currently a one-stop centre for  journalists in Uganda where they seek support in terms of defending the media freedom space  and other union issues due to absence of a strong National Journalist Institutions and Associations.

     

    • Organisation

      This Project is implemented by the Center for Constitutional Governance (CCG), the Copyright Institute of Uganda (CIU) and the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) with each organisation having its own critical and unique role.

      The Center for Constitutional Governance-CCG is a constitutional watchdog established to promote constitutional governance by building a centre that empowers citizens to fully enjoy their constitutional rights. CCG key programmes include; Constitutionalism and Constitutional Literacy through Hope Initiative a university student’s programme, Social Justice Campaigns, Public Interest Litigation, Research and Documentation including citizen’s civic engagements.

      The Copyright Institute of Uganda (CIU) is duly incorporated in Uganda as a company limited by guarantee, focusing on the promotion of copyright as the first step to prepare Uganda for a knowledge-based economy. CIU aims to boost the creative arts through litigation, sensitisation, advocacy and research. It has engaged different artists to ensure there is a platform that brings their interest together and offers legal advisory services to the various creative arts associations. CIU has a teaching syllabus that is tailored to the context that applies to Uganda and is also simplified, given the different levels of the artist in the country.

      The Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is a network of human rights journalists in Uganda working towards enhancing the promotion, protection and respect of human rights through defending and strengthening the capacities of journalists. It monitors and documents journalists’ rights, violations and abuses in Uganda and contributes towards realising media freedoms and good governance in the country. The organisation is currently a one-stop centre for  journalists in Uganda where they seek support in terms of defending the media freedom space  and other union issues due to absence of a strong National Journalist Institutions and Associations.

       

    • Project

      The worrying phenomenon of shrinking civic space in Uganda hampers citizens from freely exercising their fundamental human rights of participation in society. Citizen participation is critical and the government ought to facilitate the participation of citizens in the governance of their affairs.

      The Project Reclaim and Protect Civic Space is empowering Human Rights Defenders/civic actors; artists, activists, bloggers, investigative journalists to reclaim and protect Civic Space in Uganda. They do this by working towards four major outputs. The identified civic actors are working in synergy as journalists and activists in advocacy and organise and mobilise by working with artists according to the designs for effective pushback.

      The first output focuses on establishing an effective coordination mechanism for citizens’ advocacy campaigns around the protection of civic space and agenda-setting for civic engagements.

      The second output of the project is building a digitalised online tool for rapid response, timely reporting with geo-reference responsive to shrinking civic space incidences.

      The third output is on the provision of litigation and legal representation services and urgent legal actions for music artists, journalists and human rights defenders.

      The fourth output is by lobbying for the establishment of a clear separation of roles between the Uganda Communications Commission and Media Council for increased media freedoms and generating a database of all journalists in Uganda.

  • Project

    The worrying phenomenon of shrinking civic space in Uganda hampers citizens from freely exercising their fundamental human rights of participation in society. Citizen participation is critical and the government ought to facilitate the participation of citizens in the governance of their affairs.

    The Project Reclaim and Protect Civic Space is empowering Human Rights Defenders/civic actors; artists, activists, bloggers, investigative journalists to reclaim and protect Civic Space in Uganda. They do this by working towards four major outputs. The identified civic actors are working in synergy as journalists and activists in advocacy and organise and mobilise by working with artists according to the designs for effective pushback.

    The first output focuses on establishing an effective coordination mechanism for citizens’ advocacy campaigns around the protection of civic space and agenda-setting for civic engagements.

    The second output of the project is building a digitalised online tool for rapid response, timely reporting with geo-reference responsive to shrinking civic space incidences.

    The third output is on the provision of litigation and legal representation services and urgent legal actions for music artists, journalists and human rights defenders.

    The fourth output is by lobbying for the establishment of a clear separation of roles between the Uganda Communications Commission and Media Council for increased media freedoms and generating a database of all journalists in Uganda.

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