Simon Kasyate wins Uganda journalism award
Simon Kasyate wins Ugandaâ€™s 2008 Investigative Journalist of the Year award. His winning TV feature focussed on a displaced familyâ€™s struggles to rebuild their life. Kasyate won from a field of 73 entries entered by 65 journalists.
â€œMy argument has always been that the biggest threat to media practice in Uganda is not so much the State, but the absence of professional media owners and professional media practitioners. The combination of both will make the journalism practice in Uganda go a notch higher firstly, and then in East Africa.â€ link
The Uganda Investigative Journalism Awards started in 2005 and aims to “raise the profile and frequency of investigative journalism in the country in the areas of corruption, human rights and rule of law, as well as peace and conflict reporting.” The report includes an audio interview.