The story of Vincent Nzaramba’s arrest last month over a publication he had produced touched a nerve. As a writer and journalist, it hit me that the voice of free speech keeps deteriorating in the country and we are all at risk. The fear now is that we shall learn to self-censor the true stories that need to be told in order to survive. I wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe.
During my visit to the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting on August 31, I was interviewed by Erin Banco and Catherine Wang about my work in Uganda. Read more about the interview.
Before leaving Uganda I worked on this story for the Global Press Institute. They just published it to coincide with the National Science Week in Uganda which started yesterday. I knew Betty Kituyi and the wonderful work she was doing with Café Scientifique in Uganda. I wanted to bring her amazing work to the rest of the world.