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Ugandan police harass and detain journalists covering opposition politician Bobi Wine

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

Police must stop notoriety of abusing people’s rights

This Publication was originally published on Daily Monitor website on 30 May 2019 Uganda Police Force have again been indicted as top human rights offenders in the latest survey by Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ )Uganda. The report, which compiled incidents of human rights abuses against journalists in 2018, indicates that police committed 53

CPJ calls on Tanzania authorities to release staff Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo

This statement was orginally published on CPJ on 7 November, 2018 New York, November 7, 2018–Authorities in Tanzania should immediately release Angela Quintal, Africa program coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists, and Muthoki Mumo, CPJ’s sub-Saharan Africa representative, and return their passports, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Officers who identified themselves as

State Actors Attack Press Freedom in Uganda

This statement was originally published on AFEX on 27 June 2018 Government officials in Uganda, including President Yoweri Museveni, have, over the past weeks, intensified attacks on journalists and the media working in the country. The most recent incident was one in which the Chairperson of Kabale District, located in the Western region of Uganda,

A police officer pulling a journalist Kenneth Kazibwe at Naguru police headquarters.


Journalists have on the 19th April 2018 are contemplating to take major steps against on going infringement of media freedoms by the police among which is a peaceful boycott of all police events. This immanent move is in response to continued violation of their rights particularly in relation to denied access to news scenes by

Police officer Joram Mwesigye standing in the dock as the magistrate read his conviction.

Fighting Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in Uganda: A Glimpse of Hope

This statement was originally published on on 7 April 2017. A number of freedom of expression violators have recently been prosecuted for abusing journalists and media professionals carrying out their legitimate duty in Uganda. The freedom of expression environment in Uganda deteriorated sharply in 2016 which was also an election year. Incidents of physical

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Trump’s ‘War With the Media’ Makes Independent Courts More Necessary Than Ever

This statement was originally published on PEN AMERICA website on 3/April/2017. President Trump’s threats to “open up” libel laws have global implications for freedom of the media across the globe, especially in Africa. We, a media lawyer from London, an international human rights lawyer, and a human rights lawyer from Uganda, have joined forces to

HRNJ-Uganda officials addressing journalists at a press confernce Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Media rights body wants Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal against lenient sentence

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda has promised to assist the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal against the sentence of a fine against the police officer who gruesomely attacked a journalist in 2014. Addressing journalists at Hotel Triangle today in Kampala, the National Coordinator, Robert Ssempala said: “We shall assist Andrew Lwanga in all ways possible