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Journalist fears for his life after series of security incidents

Kampala, 02nd/July/2013; A Uganda Radio Network (URN) journalist, Tom Malaba, fears for his life following a number of security incidents, including one where two unidentified men attacked his home in the nightprompting the police to fire several times. Maloba, who has been in journalism for close to two decades, is a crime reporter, writes on Rwandese refugee issues and education. Maloba, 41 years of age, told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) that unidentified men have been trailing him for the last two weeks right form his place of work to his home. On 30th/June, two unidentified men managed to enter his compound at about 02:30am local time and tried to enter the house. “My wife woke me up when she heard suspicious movements outside. When I peeped through the window, I saw a man dressed in black who was shortly joined by another. They had contained my dog. So I called the police, which responded instantly and fired as the suspects freed.” He narrated to HRNJ-Uganda.

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