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Journalist files assault case against police officer

Journalist files assault case against police officer

Kampala, July 20th, 2018. Ronald Kasasa, a journalist working with Vision Group filed an assault case at Jinja Road Police Station where he accuses a police officer of allegedly assaulting him. Ronald was accompanied by the Vision Group lawyer Tony Raymond Kirabira, HRNJ-Uganda Executive Director Robert Ssempala, Programme Officer Nandudu Diana. The case is registered

AFEX Urges Zambia Government to Adopt Multi-Stakeholder Approach in Formulating Internet Policies

This publication was published on AFEX website on the 17 July, 2018. The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins journalists, bloggers, and activists in Zambia to call on the government to develop and adopt a transparent, inclusive and multi-stakeholder approach in enacting internet policies that will ensure that the people of Zambia have access

Three journalists arrested as they cover mobile money tax protest

Katakwi, 13th/July/2018; Police in Katakwi, Eastern Uganda has arrested three journalists for covering a demonstration by local mobile money operators who were protesting against the newly introduced tax on mobile money transactions, saying the tax was too high and killing their business. The journalists were asked to share their recorded material and also reveal the

State Actors Attack Press Freedom in Uganda

This statement was originally published on AFEX on 27 June 2018 Government officials in Uganda, including President Yoweri Museveni, have, over the past weeks, intensified attacks on journalists and the media working in the country. The most recent incident was one in which the Chairperson of Kabale District, located in the Western region of Uganda,

Eastern Africa: New tax and licensing rules for social media threaten freedom of expression

This statement was originally published on ARTICLE 19 website on 26 June 2018. ARTICLE 19 is concerned by a series of new laws adopted in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda that have far-reaching consequences for freedom of expression online. In Uganda, the national parliament has passed a law that imposes a tax on the use of

Kabale District Local Council 5 Chairperson, Mr. Keihwa Patrick Besigye

Kabale District Chairman assaults journalist over an embezzlement story

Kabaale, 26th June, 2018; The Kabale District Local Council 5 Chairperson, Mr. Keihwa Patrick Besigye is on the spot for allegedly slapping a Voice of Kigezi radio journalist, Mr. Arinitwe Emmanuel on the 25th day of June, 2018 at the Voice of Kigezi offices in Kabale town. Arinitwe told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda, that

Zambia: New Rule Compels Whatsapp Admins in Zambia to Register Groups or Be Arrested

This post was originally published on AllAfrica website on 2 June 2018. All WhatsApp group administrators in Zambia will now be required to register the groups and set up codes of ethics or risk being arrested if there is a breach. The new rule was announced by Zambia Information and Communications Technology (ZICTA) boss Mofyta

Uganda’s new law imposes tax on users of social media platforms

This statement was originally published on africafex.org on 1 June 2018. The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has learnt with disappointment of the passage of the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2018 which seeks to tax social media as well as mobile money usage in Uganda. On May 30, 2018, Parliament passed into law the

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