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Member of Parliament assaults journalist while covering a football match

Gulu, 18th June 2019; Okot Geoffrey, a journalist working with Choice FM in Gulu district Northern Uganda was allegedly assaulted on 16th June 2019 by Honorable Odonga Otto, Member of Parliament for Aruu County. Okot together with his fellow journalists were set to cover a football match between Acholi Province and West Nile Province organized

DRONE MEDIA JOURNALIST CHARGED, RELEASED ON BAIL

Kampala, 14th/June/2019; Court in Makindye has on the 14th June 2019 charged a Drone Media journalist Pidson Kareire with criminal libel and offensive communication contrary to sections 179 and 25 of the Penal Code Act and Computer Misuse act respectively. Middle East Consultants Limited, a labor export company dragged Pidson to court by private prosecution

Police must stop notoriety of abusing people’s rights

This Publication was originally published on Daily Monitor website on 30 May 2019 Uganda Police Force have again been indicted as top human rights offenders in the latest survey by Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ )Uganda. The report, which compiled incidents of human rights abuses against journalists in 2018, indicates that police committed 53

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Member of Parliament assaults journalist while covering a football match

Gulu, 18th June 2019; Okot Geoffrey, a journalist working with Choice FM in Gulu district Northern Uganda was allegedly assaulted on 16th June 2019 by Honorable Odonga Otto, Member of Parliament for Aruu County. Okot together with his fellow journalists were set to cover a football match between Acholi Province and West Nile Province organized

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Police must stop notoriety of abusing people’s rights

This Publication was originally published on Daily Monitor website on 30 May 2019 Uganda Police Force have again been indicted as top human rights offenders in the latest survey by Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ )Uganda. The report, which compiled incidents of human rights abuses against journalists in 2018, indicates that police committed 53

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CPJ’s #WhereIsAzory campaign to highlight missing Tanzanian journalist

This statement was originally published on CPJ website on 4 April 2019 New York, April 4, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the #WhereIsAzory campaign to bring attention to the case of Tanzanian freelance journalist Azory Gwanda, as tomorrow marks 500 days since he was last seen. The campaign intends to raise awareness about

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Launch of Press Freedom Index Report 2018

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda has on the 28th May 2019, launched its 10th edition of the press freedom index report titled IMPUNITY – A Cry for Media Freedom. The report contains documentation of abuses and violations committed by different actors in 2018. The 2018 press freedom index findings depict a general escalation in abuses

World Press Freedom Day

MEDIA FREEDOM IN AFRICA

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