Alerts(2013) articles

Radio Talk-Show Host Suspended On Orders of a Regulatory Body

Mbarara, 21st January 2013; Uganda’s broadcast regulatory body, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), has suspended a talk-show host working for Endigito FM radio in Western Uganda over hosting critical politicians. The radio also suspended its current affairs programme ‘Ekitandaro’ which airs on Sundays and replaced it with music citing pressure from government. Ekitandaro in English

Government should stop criminalizing free expression and speech

Kampala, 14th, Jan, 2013; Human Rights Network for Journalists –Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is dismayed by government`s efforts to criminalize free expression under the guise of enforcing the law against incitement of violence and control of political and media indiscipline. We have noticed several actions and statements made by government officials that are intended to hold freedom

Civil Society Anti-Corruption Activists Arrested By Ugandan Police

Kampala, 07th January 2013; The Ugandan police have arrested and questioned members of the anti-corruption civil society group who were distributing anti-corruption news bulletins dubbed the ‘Black Monday’ and other materials at Wampeewo round-about in the country’s Capital Kampala. Arthur Larok the Action Aid –Uganda Country Director and Leonard Okello the Executive Director of Uhuru