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

Lira Mayor Assaults Unity FM Journalist

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,

Joshua Mujunga lying on a sick bed Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Army on the spot again over beating a journalist covering protests resulting from arrest of MPs

Kampala, 31st August, 2018; Another journalist has suffered brutality at the hands of the army in what looks like a targeted attack against journalists covering protests related to the arrests and detention of opposition Members of Parliament who participated in the recent Arua Municipality by-elections. Today there were protests in Kamwokya against the decision by

James Akena a journalist with Reuters being assaylted by Army officers

Journalists covering anti Bobi Wine detention protests in Kampala arrested, assaulted by army and police

Kampala, 21st/Aug/2018; Journalists covering protests against the continued detention of the Kyaddondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu also known as Bobi Wine have suffered the wrath of the army and police in what can be described as targeted attacks by the security forces. Journalists Ronald Galiwango and Juma Kirya of NTV, Julius Muhumuza

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

A police officer pulling a journalist Kenneth Kazibwe at Naguru police headquarters.

MEDIA TO BOYCOTT POLICE EVENTS.

Journalists have on the 19th April 2018 are contemplating to take major steps against on going infringement of media freedoms by the police among which is a peaceful boycott of all police events. This immanent move is in response to continued violation of their rights particularly in relation to denied access to news scenes by

A police officer chasing a Bukedde TV journalist Sulaiman Mutebi at Naguru police headquarters

Journalists blocked from covering trial of Senior Police Officer, Bukedde TV Reporter assaulted

Kampala; 22nd February 2018;Police officers based at the Uganda Police Headquarters in Naguru, Kampala have blocked journalists from covering the trial by the Police Court of the embattled Assistant Superintendent of Police Muhammad Kirumira the former District Police Commander of Buyende District in Eastern Uganda Before the denial of coverage of the court proceedings, police

Army officers beat up journalist while covering a land wrangle at Kimaka.

Jinja, 12th February 2018; Army officers attached to Kimaka army barracks have on the 12th February 2018 beaten Ivan Lubega, a Jinja based journalist attached to Kiira Fm and Bukedde Tv. He sustained injuries on his right hand and his camera was destroyed in the process. Lubega was covering a scuffle in Jinja that had

Redpepper Editor and Directors standing in the dock during a court session at Buganda Road Magistrates court Photo credit: Francis Tumwekwasize

Red Pepper Directors and Editors charged with seven counts and remanded to prison

Kampala, 27th November 2017, After a week in detention at Nalufenya, a hardcore criminal detention center, the five Directors and three Editors of the Red Pepper publications have been charged before the Buganda Road Court with seven counts including publication of information prejudicial to national security, libel and offensive communication. The charged Directors include, Arinaitwe

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