Uganda hires PR agency to buff up its image

Author: Jeevan Vasagar, Guardian [UK], Published on: 21 May 2005

Hill & Knowlton [part of WPP]...will be working with the [Ugandan] government, trying to build bridges with lobby groups such as Human Rights Watch, which has been highly critical of [President] Mr Museveni...Hill & Knowlton yesterday confirmed its contract with the Ugandan government. James Barbour, associate director, said: "What we are doing is encouraging dialogue between the Ugandan government and people like Human Rights Watch, Amnesty, Oxfam. It's not about spinning a different version of the truth, its about making sure that the Ugandans are having the right conversations with the right people."

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Related companies: Hill + Knowlton Strategies WPP