mardi, 22 janvier 2019

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Ugandan government bans live media coverage of opposition activities Human Rights Network for Journalists

In a surprise twist of events, just two days after officiating as chief walker on World Press Freedom Day celebrations, the Minister for Information and National Guidance, Jim Katugugu Muhwezi has banned media coverage of political activities of the opposition ’defiance campaign’. The campaign is spearheaded by the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag bearer in the February 2016 presidential elections, Dr. Kizza Besigye. The ban comes just days after the swearing-in ceremony of President (...)

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Ugandan human rights office vandalised in latest crackdown on civil society

Following the break-in and vandalisation of the Human Rights Network-Uganda offices in Ntinda – a Kampala suburb – civil society organisations have resolved to meet the Inspector General of Police over the police’s failure to investigate to logical conclusion and produce reports on several break-ins of NGOs and CSO offices in the various parts of the country, especially in the capital, Kampala. On the night of 5 May 2014, unknown persons broke into Human Rights Network-Uganda’s (HURINET-U) (...)

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Ugandan police arrest journalists in escalating crackdown on free expression

Three journalists have been arrested by police at Wandegeya police station in Kampala. One of them, Kisuule Richard aka Kamagu, a radio presenter, was picked up from Top Radio in the Bwaise suburb of Kampala for hosting an opposition politician. He has been charged with inciting violence, and transferred to the Central Police Station (CPS) at Kampala to reduce the swelling number of journalists who were storming the station in solidarity with their colleagues. The Top Radio station (...)

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