KAMPALA – In these struggles of the weak, you can only cause impact when capital and profits are disrupted. The owners of the money have to see a slump in their profits to join you in the struggle for a safe working environment. Your bosses – media owners and editors – have to join the struggle against the persecution of journalists and have to be at the forefront. You are not only poorly paid, but just a few of you (mostly, ironically editors and owners) have insurance cover for life-threatening medical injuries.
Before Aga Khan, Linus Githai, Maria Kiwanuka, Francis Bbabu, Andrew Mwenda, Sam Gummah, Robert Kabushenga, Charles Peter Mayiga, Aga Sekalala Jnr, William Pike, Peter Ssematimba, Kin Karissa add their bodies/voices to the plight of journalists, there is no end in sight. These fellows have most money, have influence, and have all the connection. They must be on the streets with you.
The author, Yusuf Serunkuma Kajura is a cultural studies major with training in historical studies.