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Uganda police in brutal arrest of journalists on world Press Freedom Day

Uganda police in brutal arrest of journalists on world Press Freedom Day

Kampala, 04th May, 2017: As Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate The World Press Freedom Day through different activities; some journalists were arrested by the police and kept in the cells for trying to organize parallel activities to those of their association, the Uganda Journalists Association (UJA). The arrested journalists included; Phillip

Court stops media coverage of slain police officer’s investigations

Kampala, 27/April/2017, Court in Kampala has ordered journalists and media houses to refrain from publishing any news about the murder and investigations of the former Uganda Police Force Spokesperson, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Andrew Felix Kaweesi. The exparte interim order was granted by the High Court Civil Division Deputy Registrar, Joy Kabagye Bahinguza on

Stella Nyanzi seated in the dock during a court session

Court Blocks Journalists From Covering Nyanzi’s Case

This statement was originally published on Daily Monitor on 26 April 2017. By Betty Ndagire High Court Judge, Elizabeth Kabanda, who is hearing the case of Makerere University academician Dr Stella Nyanzi has ordered journalists out of her chambers. Justice Kabanda on Wednesday ordered journalists out after Dr Nyanzi appeared before her for review of

Dr. Stella Nyanzi seated in the dock during a court session.

Uganda: Government must safeguard freedom of expression after arrest and attack

This statement was originally published on Article 19 website on 18 April 2017. ARTICLE 19 is concerned by the recent abduction, torture, arrest, and prosecution of a journalist and academic exercising their right to freedom of expression. On 7 April 2017 Dr Stella Nyanzi, an academic, poet and social media user, was arrested and prosecuted

Police officer Joram Mwesigye standing in the dock as the magistrate read his conviction.

Fighting Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in Uganda: A Glimpse of Hope

This statement was originally published on africafex.org on 7 April 2017. A number of freedom of expression violators have recently been prosecuted for abusing journalists and media professionals carrying out their legitimate duty in Uganda. The freedom of expression environment in Uganda deteriorated sharply in 2016 which was also an election year. Incidents of physical

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Trump’s ‘War With the Media’ Makes Independent Courts More Necessary Than Ever

This statement was originally published on PEN AMERICA website on 3/April/2017. President Trump’s threats to “open up” libel laws have global implications for freedom of the media across the globe, especially in Africa. We, a media lawyer from London, an international human rights lawyer, and a human rights lawyer from Uganda, have joined forces to

Uganda Police patrol parked at The Observer Offices.

Staff of a broken-into media house scared for their lives

Kampala, 03rd/April/2017; On Saturday morning, the 01st April, 2017, it was discovered that unidentified persons had broken into the offices of The Observer newspaper and stolen property including computers and other electronic gadgets worth Uganda Shillings 100 million (USD28,011) in a move that has been described as ‘very sophiscated’. The attackers at The Observer Newspaper

Journalists covering the arrest of opposition members Photo credit: @Daily Monitor Shabibah Nakirigya

Police attacks journalists covering foiled opposition meeting

Kampala, 31st March 2017; Two journalists, Siraji Kiberu of Kingdom Television and Dodoviko Mukasa of Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) radio have been assaulted by the police on Friday 31st March 2017. The journalists were covering the arrest of an opposition Member of Parliament for Mukono Municipality, Betty Nambooze Bakireke. Another journalist Henry Kasomoko of Bukedde

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