Editorial Policy

Our Editorial Policy

Uganda Correspondent’s editorial policy is informed by the basic tenets of responsible journalism.  These tenets shall guide us as we pursue our desire to give our readers great news stories, analysis, features, entertainment, exclusive interviews, special reports and also provide a platform for our readers to engage in informed and fairly liberal debate about contemporary/controversial issues of concern to Ugandans and the world. 

Secondly, as an active member of the so-called “fourth estate”, Uganda Correspondent has a socio-political duty to critically hold the government of the day [present and future] to account to the electorate from which it derives its legitimacy.  It is a duty that we take very seriously and shall never shy away from; because it is the least we can contribute to the democratization process of our motherland Uganda. 

Thus, at all times, we shall, without fear or favour, strive to be fiercely critical, albeit objectively, of anything purported to be done, or omitted by any of the stakeholders that undermines the burning desire of Ugandans to transform their country into a free and democratic society.  The Uganda Correspondent, in its pursuit of fairness, shall equally give due credit to any of the said stakeholders who do things that further the interests of democracy and good governance in Uganda. 

In summary, we at Uganda Correspondent will always strive to be truthful, accurate, fair, balanced, and objective as we go about our business of informing you; because “It’s your right to know”.

Fairness Principles

We should always strive to be fair, open, honest and straightforward in our dealings with our readers and contributors unless there is a clear public interest consideration that compels us to do otherwise; or when we are forced to consider important legal implications and or matters of confidentiality.

Contributors will, by their very act of engagement with us, be deemed to have consented to their contributions being published by Uganda Correspondent.

Where serious allegations are being made in any Uganda Correspondent content, the individual/s, or organization/s concerned, should ideally be given the opportunity to reply to those allegations before publication. 

That notwithstanding, should the person/organization [or their representative] against whom the allegations are made fails to take up the opportunity to reply by the time Uganda Correspondent goes to press, then the allegations will be published with a note pointing out to our readers that the people/organization against whom the allegations were made failed to take up their right of reply.

Editorial Integrity and Independence: 

Uganda Correspondent’s reputation for adherence to Journalistic tenets is of critical importance.  In fact, it defines our brand.  For that, Uganda Correspondent’s editorial integrity and independence must never be compromised.  Our readers need to be confident, as they should, that as an editorial team, our decisions are influenced neither by political or commercial pressures; nor by any personal interests.  We are mindful not to bring Uganda Correspondent into disrepute.



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