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Ugandan journalists blocked from reporting news at the national airport

Entebbe, 11th/May/2013; A number of Ugandan journalists were blocked by security forces from accessing the National airport at Entebbe to cover the return of an army officer, General David Sejusa (Formerly Tinyefuza) who sparked off a controversial debate in an alleged ploy dubbed ‘The Muhoozi project’ in which the president’s son Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba would ascend to the presidency. Gen. Sejusa, who is the coordinator of intelligence services, however did not return as expected due to unknown reasons. The journalists were blocked from going beyond the security check point, while others were thrown out of the airport and their gadgets confiscated. The victim journalists included Ivan Kabaale of NBS television, Isaac Kasamani of Daily Monitor, Maria Wamala, Godfrey Kimono, Hamuza Nganwa and Mutebi Sulaiman all from the government owned Vision Group. Others were Eron Mukama and Morris Ochol of NTV.


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