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Media in Extractive Industries (MEI) will provide peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing from experiences in the oversight of Extractive industries and the revenues they generate for sustainable development

Location: Africa
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Latest Activity: Feb 18, 2018

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GOXian Starts Uganda Energy Journalists Association

Started by Kasita Ibrahim Emolu Jun 23, 2011. 0 Replies

Dear members of Media in Extractive Industries (MEI),A new body of professional media practitioner has been born in Uganda.Uganda Energy Journalists Association (UEJA) aims at bringing Journalists…Continue

G8 communique supports improved mandatory reporting by extractive companies for the first time

Started by Vanessa Herringshaw May 27, 2011. 0 Replies

27 May 2011— In today's communique from the summit in Deuville, the G8 endorsed mandatory requirements for extractive companies to disclose payments to governments for the first time. The G8 includes…Continue

Oil extraction hits snag over tax wrangles

Started by Kasita Ibrahim Emolu. Last reply by Richard Mugisha Jun 25, 2010. 1 Reply

A PLAN to start extracting and refining Uganda’s oil has hit a snag due to tax disagreements between an exploration company and the Government.Heritage Oil and Gas Company Ltd has to sell its…Continue

Oil Policy Slow But On Right Track

Started by Kasita Ibrahim Emolu. Last reply by Kobina Aidoo Jun 25, 2010. 2 Replies

While Uganda is taking the right track regarding the formulation of a legal and policy framework to manage oil production, the pace of creating the laws, policies and regulations is slow, according…Continue

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Comment by Kasita Ibrahim Emolu on January 4, 2011 at 12:54

Hi Esther,

Thanks for joing the MEI. Hope you will enjoy the discussions and share your experience with the goup. It is nice to have you is such a plaform where experts of various fields share their knowledge and experience in a bid to ensure that Africa gets a good deal in its massive extractive industry. Welcome

Comment by Esther Nakkazi on January 4, 2011 at 12:34
When will Uganda finally get its oil from the ground. It is taking forever, even the experts who confirmed 2010 did not get it right!
Comment by Kobina Aidoo on June 15, 2010 at 15:38
Emmanuel-I have just sent an invitation to Emmanuel Kuyole of RWI Ghana who was at Wilton Park. They have a journalist training coming up in Ghana ( http://extractiveindustries.ning.com/events/rwi-journalist-training ) so perhaps they may find this group useful.
Comment by Kasita Ibrahim Emolu on June 15, 2010 at 15:17

Thanks for your comment. That is what I am starting with now. But for medium and long term I think there is a need to keep members updated about the EI not only in Uganda but also EAC and Africa as a whole. I agree with you that other members will comment. Already I have invited more journalists to join the platform
Comment by Kathrin Frauscher on June 15, 2010 at 15:09
Hi Ibrahim.
I think this is a really interesting group that you started.
Maybe you could share some of your own experience on reporting in Uganda on EI issues? Also, if you have tips and resources that other journalists might find useful, you could share them here.
I am sure other members will write back and share their own experiences and resources.
Comment by Kasita Ibrahim Emolu on June 15, 2010 at 15:03
Thanks Kathy for joining MEI. I would like you to advise me on how we should keep this group so interactive. I am really willing to be involved in improving the is social interaction but I need you advise. Could you put down some of the ideas I can consider?

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