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Police close two radios in Jinja arrests journalists over election results

Jinja, 22nd / January/2020; Busoga One FM Radio based in Jinja remains closed since 14th January 2021 when it was closed down by police over alleged incitement to violence when they broadcasted provisional results for the presidential and parliamentary elections. Busoga One FM Station Manager Mr. Anyole Innocent told HRNJ-Uganda that on 14th Jan, 2021,

High Court quashes Media Council of Uganda’s directive to register journalists

Kampala, 19th/January/2021; The High Court of Uganda at Kampala quashed the directives of the Media Council of Uganda to have all journalists accredited to be allowed to cover the 2021 elections and other State events. This was after the Editors’ Guild of Uganda and Centre for Public Interest Law dragged the Media Council of Uganda

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URGENT CALL FOR SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS COVERING THE CAMPAIGN TO CURB COVID-19 IN UGANDA.

HRNJ-Uganda is deeply saddened by the rampant attacks against journalists in the line of duty ever since the President’s directives on curbing COVID-19  on 18th March 2020. At least seven journalists in different parts of the country have been assaulted leaving them with injuries and admitted to medical centers. Julius Ocungi, the Uganda Radio Network

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Ugandan police harass and detain journalists covering opposition politician Bobi Wine

This story was originally published on the CPJ.ORG website on 14 January 2020. Nairobi, January 14, 2020 — Ugandan police should drop all charges against journalist Willy Tamale and cease harassing reporters for their political coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 6, police in central Uganda’s Wakiso district detained four journalists

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CPJ’s #WhereIsAzory campaign to highlight missing Tanzanian journalist

This statement was originally published on CPJ website on 4 April 2019 New York, April 4, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the #WhereIsAzory campaign to bring attention to the case of Tanzanian freelance journalist Azory Gwanda, as tomorrow marks 500 days since he was last seen. The campaign intends to raise awareness about

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HRNJ-UGANDA STATEMENT ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY, 2020

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) at a time when the word is in near-total lockdown. Since 1993, journalism has been celebrated in different ways but this year we do so in such a historical manner when we cannot congregate but soldier

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