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President Yoweri Museveni on Vision Fm Radio Station State House

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

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

Hon-Frank-Tumwebaze

Minister Tumwebaze’s plan to filter social media threatens free expression

By Robert Ssempala HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator. This statement was originally published on the Daily Monitor on 14th June 2017 On May 28, Ugandans gathered at Fort Portal to commemorate the 51st World Communications Day. The day is meant to celebrate the role of communication globally. It was on this day when the Minister of Information

Stella Nyanzi seated in the dock during a court session

Court Blocks Journalists From Covering Nyanzi’s Case

This statement was originally published on Daily Monitor on 26 April 2017. By Betty Ndagire High Court Judge, Elizabeth Kabanda, who is hearing the case of Makerere University academician Dr Stella Nyanzi has ordered journalists out of her chambers. Justice Kabanda on Wednesday ordered journalists out after Dr Nyanzi appeared before her for review of

Dr. Stella Nyanzi seated in the dock during a court session.

Uganda: Government must safeguard freedom of expression after arrest and attack

This statement was originally published on Article 19 website on 18 April 2017. ARTICLE 19 is concerned by the recent abduction, torture, arrest, and prosecution of a journalist and academic exercising their right to freedom of expression. On 7 April 2017 Dr Stella Nyanzi, an academic, poet and social media user, was arrested and prosecuted

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