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Police interrogates editor for “offensive communication”

Kampala, 20th /June/2017; The editor of Red Pepper Publications, Ben Byarabaha, was today quizzed by the Uganda Police media crimes unit for six hours over alleged “offensive communication” for publishing stories about the health of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), General Kale Kayihura. “You allegedly published an article titled, “Kayihura rushed to India” with intent to

UCC’s action on radio Hoima unwarranted

This statement was originally published on the Daily Monitor on 19 June 2017 The Uganda Communications Commission’s recent move to take Radio Hoima off air for two days was an abuse of media freedom and the right to free expression. The move raises serious concerns on the manner in which UCC is exercising its powers.

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Police interrogates editor for “offensive communication”

Kampala, 20th /June/2017; The editor of Red Pepper Publications, Ben Byarabaha, was today quizzed by the Uganda Police media crimes unit for six hours over alleged “offensive communication” for publishing stories about the health of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), General Kale Kayihura. “You allegedly published an article titled, “Kayihura rushed to India” with intent to

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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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