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HRNJ-Uganda Welcomes Recommendations from UNESCO for UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

HRNJ-Uganda Welcomes Recommendations from UNESCO for UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

HRNJ-Uganda Welcomes Recommendations from UNESCO for UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity On July 6, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released its draft recommendations for strengthening mechanisms to protect the safety and rights of journalists and end impunity across the world. The UNESCO

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Why the Call to Shut Al Jazeera Threatens Journalism Across the Arab World

This Statement was originally published on Ethical Journalism Network website on 29 June 2017 Aidan White It’s very rare for a global media network not to upset somebody. Over the years CNN, Fox News, RT (Russia Today), and even the BBC, regarded by many as the brand leader in trusted public broadcasting, have come in

SOPHIE RACINE, ACTING HEAD OF PROGRAMME, DGF

REMARKS BY SOPHIE RACINE DURING THE COMMEMORATION OF THE UN DAY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF TORTURE

Much as Freedom from torture is a non-derogable right and cannot be justified in any situation, there have been a number of reports of torture with gruesome and horrific images of the victims of these acts. Such incidents have been gradually increasing over the years and 380 torture cases were received by the Uganda Human

General Kale Kayihura

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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Minister Tumwebaze’s plan to filter social media threatens free expression

By Robert Ssempala HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator. This statement was originally published on the Daily Monitor on 14th June 2017 On May 28, Ugandans gathered at Fort Portal to commemorate the 51st World Communications Day. The day is meant to celebrate the role of communication globally. It was on this day when the Minister of Information

Security personnel order journalists to delete footage

Amuru, 13th/June/2017; A group of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces, police officers and plain clothed men attacked three NBS Television journalists—Sabiti Joseph, Stephen Musoke and Bonny Ojok— on 12th June 2017 and ordered them to delete footage of the arrest of the locals in Pabbo subcounty, Amuru District. “We were at Pabbo subcounty covering the arrest

Freed Journalist Mungu Richard Jakisa (left) shaking hands with HRNJ-Uganda' Lawyer Kenneth Ntende (2nd left) and Gracie Smith - a New York University law student trainee at HRNJ-Uganda at Lira Magistrates Court.

Court Dismisses Charges against Lira based Journalist

LIRA, 08th /June/2017; Lira Magistrates Court has dismissed for want of prosecution a case of defacement of notices and campaign posters of President Museveni against Mungu Richard Jakisa, a Radio North journalist in Lira District in Northern Uganda. “I agree with counsel for the accused persons that the accused persons have been appearing before this honorable

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