Contributor: Jane Shussa

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Frankly speaking: Ugandans’ opinions and experiences of information and the media

7 out of 10 think that radio and television stations should be free to produce their own news programs (68%); and a similar number (72%) think that the news media should investigate and report on government mistakes and corruption.

Positive Deviance: the search for a magic pill

Positive deviance: uncommon but successful (in addressing a particular problem) and replicable behaviours that enable people to find better solutions than their neighbours who face the same challenges and have access to the same resources.

Twaweza in the news | Not to that extent

A brief look at the media coverage that Twaweza's Sauti za Wananchi received after launching a research brief on Access to Information.

Bringing ideas and evidence to light

New ideas and the latest evidence from Twaweza summarized into handy blog posts coming out of our recent Evidence and Ideas event.

Uwezo Learning Assessment adapted to Refugee contexts 2017

Uwezo Uganda piloted the Uwezo Learning Assessment in four refugee hosting districts of Adjumani, Arua, Isingiro and Yumbe and generated data on learning outcomes (literacy and numeracy) in both refugee and non-refugee settlements in these areas.

Tanzania: Not to that extent?

This brief presents data on Tanzanians’ opinions and experiences access to information and public debates. It reports that 7 out of 10 say that information held by public authorities is a public resource (70%, up from 60% in 2015); and 9 out of 10 say that ordinary citizens should have access to information held by public authorities (86%, up from 77% in 2015) and that giving citizens access to information can reduce corruption (86%, up from 80% in 2015).

Not to that extent? Tanzanians’ views on information and public debate

The majority of citizens do not feel free to criticise the President (60%), the Vice President (54%) and the Prime Minister (51%). Close to half also do not feel free to criticise Ministers (47%), Regional Commissioners (46%) and District Commissioners (43%).
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