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Role of media in curbing corruption: the case of Uganda under President Yoweri K. Museveni during the “no-party” system

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  • Monica Nogara
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    Free, independent and hard-hitting media can play an important role in curbing corruption. Media in Uganda has enjoyed considerable freedom in this regard since Museveni came to power in 1986. The evolving power structure and a changing media landscape, however, have presented both challenges and opportunities for media’s watchdog role on corruption. This paper will explore how this environment defined such role between 1986 and 2006 during Museveni’s “no-party” rule. It argues that, although media won important battles to promote accountability in public offices, the regime’s complex power structure has consistently challenged their role as an instrument of public accountability.

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    Paper provided by United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs in its series Working Papers with number 72.

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    Length: 32 pages
    Date of creation: Jan 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:une:wpaper:72

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    Keywords: corruption; media; press freedom; governance; rule of law;

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    1. Goel, Rajeev K. & Nelson, Michael A. & Naretta, Michael A., 2012. "The internet as an indicator of corruption awareness," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 28(1), pages 64-75.

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