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Uganda: Government must safeguard freedom of expression after arrest and attack

This statement was originally published on Article 19 website on 18 April 2017. ARTICLE 19 is concerned by the recent abduction, torture, arrest, and prosecution of a journalist and academic exercising their right to freedom of expression. On 7 April 2017 Dr Stella Nyanzi, an academic, poet and social media user, was arrested and prosecuted

Fighting Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in Uganda: A Glimpse of Hope

This statement was originally published on africafex.org on 7 April 2017. A number of freedom of expression violators have recently been prosecuted for abusing journalists and media professionals carrying out their legitimate duty in Uganda. The freedom of expression environment in Uganda deteriorated sharply in 2016 which was also an election year. Incidents of physical

Trump’s ‘War With the Media’ Makes Independent Courts More Necessary Than Ever

This statement was originally published on PEN AMERICA website on 3/April/2017. President Trump’s threats to “open up” libel laws have global implications for freedom of the media across the globe, especially in Africa. We, a media lawyer from London, an international human rights lawyer, and a human rights lawyer from Uganda, have joined forces to

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Staff of a broken-into media house scared for their lives

Kampala, 03rd/April/2017; On Saturday morning, the 01st April, 2017, it was discovered that unidentified persons had broken into the offices of The Observer newspaper and stolen property including computers and other electronic gadgets worth Uganda Shillings 100 million (USD28,011) in a move that has been described as ‘very sophiscated’. The attackers at The Observer Newspaper

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Fighting Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in Uganda: A Glimpse of Hope

This statement was originally published on africafex.org on 7 April 2017. A number of freedom of expression violators have recently been prosecuted for abusing journalists and media professionals carrying out their legitimate duty in Uganda. The freedom of expression environment in Uganda deteriorated sharply in 2016 which was also an election year. Incidents of physical

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Uganda: Government must safeguard freedom of expression after arrest and attack

This statement was originally published on Article 19 website on 18 April 2017. ARTICLE 19 is concerned by the recent abduction, torture, arrest, and prosecution of a journalist and academic exercising their right to freedom of expression. On 7 April 2017 Dr Stella Nyanzi, an academic, poet and social media user, was arrested and prosecuted

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