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Press statement on the continuous attack on the media by security agencies

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda), wishes to express concern over the continued attack on media freedom and the rights of journalists in Uganda by state agencies. We notice with dismay several actions by security personnel lately have been infringing on freedom of expression and press freedom. We wish to note that, most of these

STATE WITHDRAWS CHARGES AGAINST A LIRA-BASED JOURNALIST AFTER FIVE YEARS

Kampala, 19th/February/2018; The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mike Chibita has withdrawn charges of Abuse of Inferiors against a Rhino FM Programmes Director Augustine Okello. Abuse of Inferior is provided for under Section 141 of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces Act, and applies to UPDF soldiers. Augustine was initially charged with treason in 2011 but

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Red Pepper Directors and Editors released on bail

Kampala, 19th/December/2017; Jailed five Red Pepper Directors and three Editors have been released on a non-cash bail of twenty million shillings (USD 5,555) each, the same amount for each of their sixteen sureties if the accused persons jump bail. The Grade One Magistrate Samuel Kagoda delivered the ruling at Buganda Road Court saying he was

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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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In defense of Uganda’s Red Pepper

This statement is originally published on Committee to Protect Journalists website on 13 December 2017 By Angela Quintal, CPJ Africa Program Coordinator CPJ has included eight staffers of the controversial Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper in its 2017 global census of imprisoned journalists. Some may disagree with that decision. After all, Red Pepper arguably endangered the

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