Exponent of Day-Two journalism, Nchi moto is an initiative of seasoned Ugandan investigative journalists. Swahili phrase taken off the native prison inmates’ lingua-franca to insinuate jail as state-within-state, Nchi moto loosely translates to mean scotching-hot homeland or republic.
Evocative of harsh life behind bars, Nchi moto here broadly defines among others any form of anti-society, oppression, injustice and corrupt tendencies beyond mere incarceration. Yet, glaring socio-economic and political imbalances today condemning society-majority into living-hell in wall-less prison cells orchestrated by insatiable remorseless, self-seeking evil-minded privileged few basking in vanity leverage that notion.
Quick to the media as “honest power-brokers” to front their own ego-centric agendas, they control information flow and doctor it to their favour as gospel truth. Sadly, the media as Fourth-Estate has succumbed to that clout losing the much cherished watchdog role it has pride itself for time immemorial.
Harm is not made any better by the new crop of media business employers who have thrown out of the window media professionalism for moneymaking. Subsequently, proficient journalists have deliberately been purged out and forced to abandon the profession for sticking to principles or adopt self-censorship to fit in the job employment market.
Typical of human advancement, the writer and economist, Alex Ross is spot-on to say land owners controlled production during the Agricultural age. But that privilege slipped off the hands of the landlords when factory owners in the Industrial era and scientists with medicine discovery took charge of the economies.
Today, with the urge to know fast-manifesting into basic necessity, Information and Communication managers aided by Technology have worked their way up the helm. Life is literary at a standstill nowadays without news in and around.
Incidentally, storytelling is inherent that we’ve known our past from the ancestors who diligently passed information from generation to generation. Sadly, with population explosion, demanding engagements, modernity and the advent of mass communication and journalism as watchdog, oral narrative-art got lost to news managers.
Stories are real things, predominantly people and not anything. Alas, gossip has hijacked reason, research and hard-work such that conscious has been swayed off to believe in idle-talk that has been made seem right and factual.
Anybody today has the freedom to take onto the social media rant anything regardless of the media ethics and code of conduct. Irresponsible of other people’s rights mutilated bodies are running in the social media as the authors so wish with lots of Photoshop.
Children are exposed with none getting to hear the other side of the victims. Speculation and premature death announcement of individuals have been declared without thinking twice and double checking the facts.
Suffice it to say, Nchi moto will go for that much sought-after fact that has eluded many. People as basis to our course offer pedigree to business, infrastructure, accountability, human rights, perspective, environment, lifestyle, social protection, politics, justice, law and order among others.
Failed service delivery and wanting accountability means deprivation; the reason we choose to be public eyes, ears, nose, tongue and the skin to sense. Children must be children and let to grow while women; mothers of the world as the elderly form bastion of knowledge.
Due to underreporting upcountry, Nchi moto strategically finds its nucleus in Teso sub-region of eastern Uganda. Keeping local touch and coming to your computer as reference point and agenda-setter, we pledge to listen to every voice because behind every human face is a story to tell.
We see where we’re going and in an era of floating dubious information, our vision is to build a reliable factual info entity. Driven by research as our mission, we pledge to keep going and walking till we run to achieve that.
Join the burning republic for content and become one among the many giving us a chance to serve humanity. We thank you in advance and request that you never hesitate to drop us comment or view as feedback.