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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

L-R Donald Rukare Chief of Party Freedom House, Robert Ssempala Executive Director HRNJ-Uganda, Mogens Pedersen Mogens Pedersen, the Ambassador of Denmark to Uganda and Meddie Kaggwa Chairperson of Uganda Human Rights Commission at the launch of the Press Freedom Inde Report 2017 at Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Remarks by Mogens Pedersen, the Ambassador of Denmark to Uganda On the launch of the HRNJ-Uganda Press Freedom Index Report 2017

Hon. Members of Parliament Members of the Diplomatic Corps Representatives from Civil Society, Academia and Media Houses Ladies and Gentlemen, (all protocols observed) It is a great pleasure for me to speak on behalf of the EU member states in Uganda, on this occasion when the Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ-Uganda) is launching the

In defense of Uganda’s Red Pepper

This statement is originally published on Committee to Protect Journalists website on 13 December 2017 By Angela Quintal, CPJ Africa Program Coordinator CPJ has included eight staffers of the controversial Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper in its 2017 global census of imprisoned journalists. Some may disagree with that decision. After all, Red Pepper arguably endangered the

President Yoweri Museveni on Vision Fm Radio Station State House

MEDIA SHOULD NOT BE USED TO MISLEAD, BUT TO INFORM PEOPLE

This statement was originally published on State House of Uganda website on 6th/ September /2017. President Yoweri Museveni has called upon radio stations to contribute to the development of the country by providing Ugandans with the right information. President Museveni who was accompanied by the Minister of Minister of ICT and National Guidance Frank Tumwebaze,

Uganda Police officers blocking journalists from covering events at Dr. Kizza Besigye's home in Kasangati

Police vs the press in Uganda

This statement was originally published on Al Jazeera website on 13 /August / 2017 How some controversial laws have made the lives of journalists in Uganda increasingly difficult and reporting risky. On the surface, the media in Uganda looks vibrant. Dozens of papers populate the newsstands, there are numerous news channels on TV, and some

HRNJ-Uganda Welcomes Recommendations from UNESCO for UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

HRNJ-Uganda Welcomes Recommendations from UNESCO for UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity On July 6, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released its draft recommendations for strengthening mechanisms to protect the safety and rights of journalists and end impunity across the world. The UNESCO

SOPHIE RACINE, ACTING HEAD OF PROGRAMME, DGF

REMARKS BY SOPHIE RACINE DURING THE COMMEMORATION OF THE UN DAY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF TORTURE

Much as Freedom from torture is a non-derogable right and cannot be justified in any situation, there have been a number of reports of torture with gruesome and horrific images of the victims of these acts. Such incidents have been gradually increasing over the years and 380 torture cases were received by the Uganda Human

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