The project helps young people in Uganda to express their opinions on human rights issues on the radio. At the same time, it supports activities organised by parliamentarians and journalists to improve Uganda’s media legislation.
The radio component is forging links between young people from youth clubs, radio journalists and media students. The youths take part in radio programmes by texting or calling in, and they also produce their own reports. In the second component, a forum on media and freedom of expression has been established in cooperation with the Ugandan parliament and the Uganda Journalists Association. It aims at improving the Ugandan legal and constitutional framework for media freedom and freedom of expression. The forum brings together over 60 legislators and facilitates discussions with parliamentarians and journalists on a regular basis. The young radio reporters joined some of these events to express their concerns as media consumers and young upcoming journalists.