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Journalists slap media black-out on police due to heightened brutality

Journalists slap media black-out on police due to heightened brutality

For Immediate Release 31st/October/2019 Following persistent and deliberate attacks on journalists while on duty by armed forces, mainly the Uganda Police Force, at Makerere University, journalists have declared a media black-out on the police until the safety and security of journalists covering news in spaces manned by the police is guaranteed. Since October 22, 2019,

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

Join the global coalition for a Protector of Journalists

This statement was originally posted on IFEX on 12th/September/2016. Reporters Without Borders is leading the global #ProtectJournalists campaign, to which over 100 media and human rights organisations have already pledged their support. As UN member states meet for the opening of the 71st session of the General Assembly on 16 September, help make the creation

Journalists covering opposition presidential candidate mobbed up by deputy speakers’ supporters

Gulu, 24th/Dec/2015, Journalists covering the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye campaign came under attack on 22nd December 2015 when the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah’s supporters mobbed them with clubs and stones in Gulu, Northern Uganda. NTV’s Ronald Galiwango and NBS TV’s Anthony Palapande fell victim as they covered a

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