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

State and media should settle differences amicably

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 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


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