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Abubaker Muwonge at Central Police Station after being arrested Photo: Mulindwa Mukasa

Journalist narrates his experience in police custody.

Journalist narrates his experience in police custody.

Yesterday I was arrested. I thank all journalists, journalists organizations, International Journalists rights bodies, filmmakers, who worked hard to secure my release. I am out on Police bond. First time for me in a police cell. I have tried to avoid it. Over 30 years, I had never even been in a village council disciplinary meeting

Global rights bodies petition the US Government, UN and European Union to intervene in the worsening media situation in Uganda during the elections

IFEX, 19th February, 2016; Over 140 international media rights bodies have called on the United States government, the United Nations and European Union to use their diplomatic channels to bear pressure on the Ugandan authorities to ensure the that fundamental rights and freedoms of journalists, the civil society and politicians are respected in the ongoing

Uganda’s elections body bans Civil Society media campaign messages citing discomfort from the ruling party

Kampala, 02nd/December/2015: Uganda’s elections body, the Independent Electoral Commission on 30th November, 2015, suspended media houses from airing elections-voter mobilization campaign messages saying that some of their content were anti ruling party but favoring the opposition. The Commission contends that the messages mobilize Ugandans to vote for change at the expense of the ruling party.

East African Court allows UN, AU Special Rapporteurs into Criminal Defamation Case

Kampala, 16th/November/2015; The East African Court of Justice seating in Arusha on Thursday 12th/November/2015 accepted David Kaye, the United Nations‘ Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Faith Dikeledi Pansy Tlakula of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights‘ Special Rapporteur on Freedom of

East African court sets new date for criminal defamation case

The East African Court of Justice in Arusha will on 12th November, 2015 resume the hearing of a case challenging Uganda’s criminal defamation law. According to the hearing notice issued on 21st September 2015, the Registrar of the Court said the case will be heard at 9.30am at Arusha by a panel of five judges

The East African Court of Justice starts hearing a Criminal Defamation case of a journalist.

The East African Court of Justice in Arusha Tanzania on Friday July 31 started hearing a case in which a Ugandan journalist, the late Ssembuusi Ronald, challenged criminal defamation.  A panel of five Judges led by the Principal Judge of the Court, Justice Monica Mugenyi presided over the hearing in the First Instance Court. The