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Petroleum and Mining Contracts in Uganda: What lawyers need to pay attention to


Originally posted on Legal and Policy Review:
Recently I was asked to talk to a group of lawyer friends who would like to advance their knowledge in the extractive sector. Two of them had been approached by a prospecting company that wants to set up shop in Kampala. From our discussion it was clear that…

Tanzanian journalists self-censor for fear of attack, harassment


Originally posted on FAIR:
Conditions for journalists are worsening in Tanzania, with reporters increasingly being harassed, attacked and censoring their work out of fear of reprisal, a study has found. By Kizito Makoye, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Fri 9 Aug 2013 Afraid of offend the authorities and worried about their safety, journalists are failing to report…

ACME in the News: Media Deserve Only Five Out of Ten for Promoting Oil Transparency


This article was first published by Oil in Uganda on August 7, 2013. The development of Uganda’s media is hampered not only by political pressure from the ruling party but also by lack of professionalism, stemming from the attitude of media owners who care more about short-term profits than about good journalism, says Dr. Peter Mwesige in … Continue reading

Statement on the Violation of the Rights of People Affected by Uganda’s Refinery Development


Communiqué Issued at the end of a Dialogue on the Rights of the Proposed Oil Refinery Affected Communities held in Buseruka-Hoima on the 17th day of July, 2013 Preamble The Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) in partnership with Oil watch Network Uganda and Publish What You Pay Bunyoro Chapter organized a half day Dialogue … Continue reading