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What's Up Africa: A Ugandan Media Taster

What's Up Africa tackles the Ugandan media as Ikenna explores freedom of expression amongst different media facets throughout the country.

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Ikenna is still in Uganda, and in this episode of "What's Up Africa" he gives us a quick peek into Uganda's Media. Enjoying, but also looking beyond Ikenna's comedic voice, it's pretty clear that he wants to explore freedom of expression amongst different media facets throughout the country. His first stop is The Kampala Sun where he speaks to editor Raphael Okollo. According to Okollo, The Kampala Sun has expanded rapidly in a short period of time, but he also admits that there's a limit on how much the tabloid is willing to express when it comes to politics- he's not too pressed about it as he notes that sometimes people just want to laugh. Ikenna's second stop is the UBC (a government funded broadcast) where he speaks to Jane Kasumba, a prominent female sports presenter. Their exchange is pretty funny especially when Ikenna tries and fails to get her to criticize the president. Ikenna's last stop is Capital FM 91.3 and alas, he finds the only space where the radio hosts aren't bashful about sharing their political opinions- or getting a bit loud.

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