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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,

Launch of Press Freedom Index Report 2018

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda has on the 28th May 2019, launched its 10th edition of the press freedom index report titled IMPUNITY – A Cry for Media Freedom. The report contains documentation of abuses and violations committed by different actors in 2018. The 2018 press freedom index findings depict a general escalation in abuses

Message from Director -General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

This message was originally published on UNESCO website on 2 November 2018 It has been five years since the United Nations began commemorating International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. This day provides an opportunity to assess how we respond to the security problems faced by journalists as they carry out their investigative

Kin Kariisa chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

State and media should settle differences amicably

This publication was originally posted on Daily Monitor website on 5 September 2018 The continued harassment of journalists by security personnel as they execute their work needs to strongly be condemned by every right thinking Ugandan, not only people within the media fraternity. Personally, I am yet to overcome some of the disturbing images I

AFEX Urges Zambia Government to Adopt Multi-Stakeholder Approach in Formulating Internet Policies

This publication was published on AFEX website on the 17 July, 2018. The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins journalists, bloggers, and activists in Zambia to call on the government to develop and adopt a transparent, inclusive and multi-stakeholder approach in enacting internet policies that will ensure that the people of Zambia have access

Eastern Africa: New tax and licensing rules for social media threaten freedom of expression

This statement was originally published on ARTICLE 19 website on 26 June 2018. ARTICLE 19 is concerned by a series of new laws adopted in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda that have far-reaching consequences for freedom of expression online. In Uganda, the national parliament has passed a law that imposes a tax on the use of

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

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