We are here at the youth program We shared very emotional moments with the young people here, and of course, we talked about their rights and their origins
Youth radio participatory journalism is very important in our country Uganda, because it's a platform where the youth are able to bring out their voices, to be heard It is more credible if we ourselves report about our daily lives Community media to me means empowerment, empowerment to the young people, to the women, to our communities This is what can solve the problems in the region We are strongly persecuted, criminalized for expressing our ideas as indigenous peoples
It is actually even scary for most of the journalists There are so many political interferences in it And all of a sudden, I got arrested I was given a warning Free media is very important because without free media we cannot express what we know, what we think, and we cannot have opposing views
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So, it is very, very important for the media to be free and report for the interest of the people We need this kind of journalism that serves society, that defends freedom of expression, and that fights, questions power, and that is always searching for truth
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