Rukare Urges Journalists To Maintain Integrity

Uganda Olympics Committe Chairman Dr. Donald Rukare has asked journalists to maintain their integrity and independence to uphold their ethical values as they report about the Games.

Rukare said this during a one-day Media Clinic organised by UOC on Wednesday at Lugogo.

The event held under the theme ‘A Journalist As a spearhead in promoting Olympic Sport’ was attended by over 25 media practitioners.

“We are very happy to have this Media Clinic where we have engaged with the Journalists to be able to expose them on how we prepare for the games, how we have different athletes participating and what comprises of team Uganda,” he said after the event.

“We believe that through these kind of engagements we are able to build the media to understand better how these games operate and how we prepare and participate.

Journalists pose for a photo outside the Uganda Olympic Committee offices in Lugogo

“And through these engagements we are ale to build good relationships and also build the knowledge base of our media colleagues and I hope they have found these engagements useful.”

While delivering his key note address, Rukare added: “We have these clinics so that we can create a deeper partnership with the media, however we urge you to maintain your independence.”

“We don’t want you to jeopardize your ethics, but do it with ethical and factual reporting.”

He said that they wish to do these Technical Information Meetings regularly because it will help the Journalists report from an informed point of view.

Sande Bashaija, Shilla Omuriwe, Lydia Gloria Dhamuzungu, George Wagoogo, Brandon Katura, Ganzi Mugula, Elijah Njawuzi and were some of the facilitators.

The event was also attended by Journalism Students



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