Afrobarometer Survey Highlights Risks of Uganda’s Moves to Discourage In-Person Campaigning

Country: Uganda
September 8, 2020

A new survey by Afrobarometer concludes that the recent recommendation by Uganda’s Election Commission asking political parties to suspend in-person events and outreach would mean that much of the public—particularly poorer and rural citizens—would be left under-informed about the issues at stake ahead of elections. Their survey indicated that less than 15% of Ugandans get news from the internet or social media on a regular basis, and only 26% have a phone that can connect to the internet.

Read their report on the survey here.