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Journalists marching to Naguru police headquarters to petition the Inspector General of Police Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police teargas, arrests journalists delivering petition to police boss over brutality

Police teargas, arrests journalists delivering petition to police boss over brutality

Kampala 4th November 2019; Police in Kampala arrested a number of journalists who were delivering a petition to the Inspector General of Police on 4th November 2019. The journalists were protesting the continued violation of their rights by the Uganda Police Force. Some of the journalists arrested include among others, Moses Mulondo the leader of

Police Chief Kale Kayihura must stop blaming the media for the Pforce’ brutality

Press Statement: Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) with great concern condemn in the strongest terms, the ever growing tendency of the police leadership imposing unfounded accusations against the media whenever the force is reported about being engaged in unprofessional conduct in the course of its work. On 12th July 2016, police men, army and

Global rights bodies petition the US Government, UN and European Union to intervene in the worsening media situation in Uganda during the elections

IFEX, 19th February, 2016; Over 140 international media rights bodies have called on the United States government, the United Nations and European Union to use their diplomatic channels to bear pressure on the Ugandan authorities to ensure the that fundamental rights and freedoms of journalists, the civil society and politicians are respected in the ongoing

A journalist runs in front of riot police in Kampala, Uganda, 15 February 2016 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

“Will I get hurt?” Questions journalists covering Uganda’s elections are likely asking

This statement was originally published on on 16 February 2016. Journalists ask questions. That’s their job. But their questions should never have to be about whether they can safely report on a matter in the public interest, or whether they will make it out of an election period alive. Donald Trump is arguably the most