By Agnes Tumuheire
The Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University has hosted a one week session of the Rig Press Freedom project.
The reporting on press freedom focused on five African countries namely; Rwanda, Zambia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Kenya.
Thirty eight final year journalism students participated in the project. They were divided into five groups, with each group focusing on one country. The five groups of students were supported by five local teachers and two Norwegian teachers. The main task of the participating students was to write news stories on the media environment and conditions for press freedom in the assigned countries.