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Uganda’s new law imposes tax on users of social media platforms

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

Outside the offices of Redpepper publications Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Red Pepper publications still under siege, its Directors and Editors in detention at Nalufenya

Mukono, 23rd Nov 2017; The Red Pepper publications premises are still under siege for the third day and five Directors and three Editors are detained at the much feared Nalufenya detention centre as they continue to undergo rigorous interrogations. The security forces have also searched their respective homes. On the evening of Tuesday 21st November

Minister Kibuule Threatens Journalist for Covering Land saga

Mukono, 13th /October/2017; The State Minister for Water Resources and Member of Parliament for Mukono North Constituency Hon. Ronald Kibuule is alleged to have threatened David Musisi Kalyankolo , a Bukedde Television correspondent in Mukono District. Musisi is believed to have reported a story on Bukedde Television where the minister is allegedly involved in a land

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

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