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The Dangerous Six: Dangerous Topics for Journalists

A number of topics pose particular risks for journalists, who can face threats, imprisonment, and even brutal violence for attempting to cover them. The dangers of reporting on national security and terrorism are well documented, but the following six topics also stand out. Organized crime: From Central America to South Asia, journalists take their lives

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Journalists, human rights activists, students and Telecom companies, reject amendment of the communications law

Kampala, 13th/Dec/216; Different players have rejected the proposal by the Ugandan cabinet to amend the Uganda Communications Act of 2013 to give more powers to the Minister of Information and Communications Technology to regulate communications in Uganda Journalists led by the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) National Coordinator Robert Ssempala, Lawyer Kenneth Ntende and

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Police officer denies assaulting a journalist, describe the charges as false

Kampala, 08th/Dec/2016, The former Old Kampala Division Police Commander (DPC), Joram Mwesigye has on 07/Dec/2016, started his defence in a case of assault of a journalist and malicious damage to property. He denied the charges preferred against him, describing them as false and accusing the State of turning against him. During his unsworn testimony which

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Police officer denies assaulting a journalist, describe the charges as false

Kampala, 08th/Dec/2016, The former Old Kampala Division Police Commander (DPC), Joram Mwesigye has on 07/Dec/2016, started his defence in a case of assault of a journalist and malicious damage to property. He denied the charges preferred against him, describing them as false and accusing the State of turning against him. During his unsworn testimony which

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Principal Judge directs on journalists’ treason case

Principal Judge directs on journalists’ treason case The Principal Judge, Dr Yorakamu Bamwine, has directed the Deputy Registrar, High Court Criminal Division, “circumstances allowing” to set a hearing date for the treason charges against Augustine Okello, a Rhino FM journalist. “…the Deputy Registrar Criminal Division is requested to take note of your concerns and, circumstances

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Kadaga, legislators moot plan to gag media

This statement was originally published on the Daily Monitor on 16th/September/2016 PARLIAMENT– Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga yesterday ordered Parliament’s Committee on Rules and Privilege to investigate journalists who write what she considers negative stories against the institution. Giving the order, the Speaker said the investigation should be with the aim “of charging the reporters

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The Dangerous Six: Dangerous Topics for Journalists

A number of topics pose particular risks for journalists, who can face threats, imprisonment, and even brutal violence for attempting to cover them. The dangers of reporting on national security and terrorism are well documented, but the following six topics also stand out. Organized crime: From Central America to South Asia, journalists take their lives

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