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Reporters Against Power, Ep. 2 - Uganda

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On paper Uganda is a democracy, but in reality nepotism and corruption are the rule. Journalism is one of the lowest paying jobs, and journalists, newspapers and TV stations are easily intimidated.


Freelance video journalist Ntege Williams is a rare gem. His camera was broken by the police three times. He was arrested several times and received death threats. And still he continues. Fidan Ekiz travels to Kampala to bring him another camera, for Ntege to document the scandal with that goes on in a Ugandan kingdom where poor people are being kicked off their land to make room for powerful tea plantations.

In helping Ntege, Fidan herself becomes involved in this journalistic detective story.



Series Description:

A daughter of Turkish immigrants in The Netherlands, Fidan Ekiz visits the courageous people that practice journalism under dictatorship or oppression and becomes a part of their adventurous daily life. After being a news correspondent in Turkey for some years, Fidan returns to The Netherlands and starts making documentaries. At age of 38 she tries to redefine the importance of journalism.

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