Welcome to my blog! I am a Fulbright Research Fellow in Kampala, Uganda, where I am exploring the relationship between the media and the military, working as a freelance journalist, and working with a Ugandan partner to operate a bar and restaurant called Jakob’s Lounge.
As a side project, I am also exploring the media coverage of the 2009 Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Uganda’s infamous “Kill the Gays” bill has been widely reported by both domestic and international media outlets, but there is a wide perception gap between the two. Whereas international news outlets tend to portray a single narrative about Ugandan views on homosexuality, domestic media organizations reveal a greater diversity of opinions and beliefs. However, neither domestic nor international outlets have adequately covered issues facing the LGBT community to the satisfaction of the community members themselves.