Ugandan media reflects on Queen’s coverage
As the world mourns Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, Ugandan media has been in the forefront of telling her narrative.
Many local television and radio stations have had to stop regular programming from reporting happenings in the United Kingdom to their listeners.
The Queens’ visit to Uganda has been commemorated on the top pages of Uganda’s official newspaper, the New Vision.
“It was a surprise to us, but as you know in the media when something happens, you immediately prepare yourself and offer the audience what you think would be beneficial to our audience here, so we jumped on the story, and because of the historical links we have with Britain, a lot of our people follow the news about the monarchy, about the UK government, about what’s happening in Britain – a lot of our people follow that,” Felix Osike, the Deputy Editor in Chie said.
Due to the two nations’ historical backgrounds and the terrible legacy of colonialism, the public has also had diverse views after the monarch’s death.
“Of course, among the young people here, especially in the media, they are aware that although she has been a magnificent queen, there are some dark things to contemplate, such slavery and colonialism,” said Joyce Nakato, a news reporter and NTV Uganda presenter.
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