Former Vision group journalists who were laid off when the group shut down Etop Newspaper have started a weekly Ateso Newspaper called Aicerit.
Aicerit, which literally means star in Ateso hit the streets of Soroti city and other towns on Wednesday morning. It comes five months after the Vision group stormed the publication of Etop, the only Ateso and all subsequently laid off all staff in May 2020.
The affected journalists teamed up with their colleagues in June to start Aicerit publication. The long-awaited newspaper came with an analysis of the NRM Parliamentary primaries as its lead story and was bought off the streets by midday.