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UPDF and Uganda Police officers standing outside the gate of Unity Fm

Unity radio in Northern Uganda remains closed, as police charges journalists.

Unity radio in Northern Uganda remains closed, as police charges journalists.

Lira, 21st November, 2018; Unity FM radio based in Lira remains shut down since 17th November, 2018 when the Lira District Police Commander (DPC) Joel Tubanone stormed the Radio station with heavily armed police personnel and military officers, switched off the radio and picked six staff on allegations of inciting violence. On 17th November 2018,

HRNJ-Uganda continues to challenge defamation law in the East African Court of Justice

Arusha, 14th/November/2018; The Appellate Division of The East African Court of Justice has on Tuesday 13th Nov, 2018 consolidated two Applications filed by the Attorney (A.G) of Uganda and the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) together with 19 other Organizations. The A.G filed an Application seeking Leave of Court to file a Notice of Appeal out

CPJ calls on Tanzania authorities to release staff Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo

This statement was orginally published on CPJ on 7 November, 2018 New York, November 7, 2018–Authorities in Tanzania should immediately release Angela Quintal, Africa program coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists, and Muthoki Mumo, CPJ’s sub-Saharan Africa representative, and return their passports, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Officers who identified themselves as

Twelve Ugandan journalists receive Death Threats because of their work

Masaka, 05th/Nov/2018; The Ugandan media fraternity woke upto shocking news of death threats to twelve journalists operating within the Southern Buganda region. This was after a letter containing names of twelve (12) different journalists was discovered at the South Buganda Journalists Association (SOBUJA) offices in Masaka warning to shoot or poison the said journalists. According

Message from Director -General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

This message was originally published on UNESCO website on 2 November 2018 It has been five years since the United Nations began commemorating International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. This day provides an opportunity to assess how we respond to the security problems faced by journalists as they carry out their investigative

Kin Kariisa chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

State and media should settle differences amicably

This publication was originally posted on Daily Monitor website on 5 September 2018 The continued harassment of journalists by security personnel as they execute their work needs to strongly be condemned by every right thinking Ugandan, not only people within the media fraternity. Personally, I am yet to overcome some of the disturbing images I

Joshua Mujunga lying on a sick bed Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Army on the spot again over beating a journalist covering protests resulting from arrest of MPs

Kampala, 31st August, 2018; Another journalist has suffered brutality at the hands of the army in what looks like a targeted attack against journalists covering protests related to the arrests and detention of opposition Members of Parliament who participated in the recent Arua Municipality by-elections. Today there were protests in Kamwokya against the decision by

Threatening calls, Blackmail of journalists and Progress of the Army towards apprehending the soldiers who “molested” journalists

                                      28th/August/2018 Press Release Threatening calls: Human Rights Network for journalists-Uganda has received complaints from some journalists who covered the Arua by-elections alleging threats to their lives, accusing them of promoting the opposition. This is a very unfortunate development which is certainly intended to create fear within the media to shy away from giving the

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