Tag Archives: Press Freedom

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

Army officers beat up journalist while covering a land wrangle at Kimaka.

Jinja, 12th February 2018; Army officers attached to Kimaka army barracks have on the 12th February 2018 beaten Ivan Lubega, a Jinja based journalist attached to Kiira Fm and Bukedde Tv. He sustained injuries on his right hand and his camera was destroyed in the process. Lubega was covering a scuffle in Jinja that had

Al Jazeera news room

Why the Call to Shut Al Jazeera Threatens Journalism Across the Arab World

This Statement was originally published on Ethical Journalism Network website on 29 June 2017 Aidan White It’s very rare for a global media network not to upset somebody. Over the years CNN, Fox News, RT (Russia Today), and even the BBC, regarded by many as the brand leader in trusted public broadcasting, have come in

NRM youth supporters convicted of assaulting journalists standing in the dock during court judgement. Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Ruling party youths convicted of assaulting journalists and maliciously damaging their property

Entebbe, 29th/Mar/2017; Five youth supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party have been found guilty of assaulting three Entebbe-based journalists thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm and maliciously damaging their property contrary to sections 335 and 236 of the Penal Code Act respectively. “The accused persons had the intention of stopping journalists from

The Dangerous Six: Dangerous Topics for Journalists

A number of topics pose particular risks for journalists, who can face threats, imprisonment, and even brutal violence for attempting to cover them. The dangers of reporting on national security and terrorism are well documented, but the following six topics also stand out. Organized crime: From Central America to South Asia, journalists take their lives

A police officer in plain clothes pepper spraying a AFP journalist Kasamani has he covered Kizza Besigye's arrest in Kasangati

Journalists storm Police station forcing officer who assaulted them to apologise publicly.

Kampala, 29th June 2016; Two journalists, Abubaker Lubowa of the Daily Monitor and Mutebi Robert of Salt Media were on the morning of 29th June, 2016 assaulted by police officers at Spear Motors in Kampala while covering the arrest of Ingrid Turinawe, the secretary for mobilization of the opposition party, Forum for Democratic Change and

WEB PHOTO: Catherine Byaruhanga BBC news correspondent in Uganda

BBC journalists arrested and interrogated for filming Abim hospital

Abim, 08th February 2016, Catherine Byaruhanga, a BBC news correspondent in Uganda was on February 06th, 2016 arrested by the police in Abim district for allegedly filming Abim hospital without permission of the district security agents, and wanting to report ‘bad news all the time with bad intentions”. She was arrested together with her cameraman,

Press Crackdown Is Likely to Worsen

This statement is originally published on Inter Press Service KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb 5 2016 (IPS) – On October 2015, the day that Ugandan journalist Enoch Matovu, 25, was allegedly shot by the police for simply “doing my job”, the police had “run out of tear gas”, he claimed. “So they had to use live bullets,” this