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Political coverage becomes risky for the journalists in Uganda

Political coverage becomes risky for the journalists in Uganda

Kaseses, 2nd/October/2019; Kaguta Joel, a journalist working with Messiah Radio in Kasese western Uganda was yesterday 1st October 2019 released without charge by Kasese Central Police Station. Other journalists Bwambale Baker and Mumbere Denis escaped the arrest. The journalists were covering a meeting organized by the People Power Movement which is headed by Honorable Robert

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CPJ’s #WhereIsAzory campaign to highlight missing Tanzanian journalist

This statement was originally published on CPJ website on 4 April 2019 New York, April 4, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the #WhereIsAzory campaign to bring attention to the case of Tanzanian freelance journalist Azory Gwanda, as tomorrow marks 500 days since he was last seen. The campaign intends to raise awareness about

NBS Tv journalist Solomon Serwanjja speaking to journalists after recording his statement at CPS Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Investigative journalists released on bond after two nights in jail

Kampala, 8th February, 2019; Police in Kampala has on 8th February 2019 released three British Broad Casting (BBC) journalists, their driver and a wife to NBS’s senior investigative journalist Solomon Serwanjja after spending two nights in police custody. They were released on police bond on charges of being in “unlawful possession of classified government drugs”.

On the left is Lira Mayor Mike Ogwang Olwa Photo Credit: New Vision

Lira Mayor Assaults Unity FM Journalist

Lira, 21st January, 2019; Bismack Olang a journalist with Unity FM radio based in Lira was on Friday 18th January 2019 assaulted by Lira Mayor Mike Ogwang Olwa Veve as he had gone to cover a meeting between the councilors and the Mayor pertaining revenue collection from the Boda Boda (motorcyclists). “On reaching the Municipal Council Chambers,

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

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,

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

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,

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