More than a year has passed since the government-influenced Broadcasting Council summarily closed the popular Central Broadcasting Service, or CBS. The council closed the station in September 2009 as riots were erupting in response to the government's decision to block the traditional Buganda king from attending a youth celebration north of the capital, Kampala. Its continued closure bodes ill for independent news coverage of February's presidential election.
New York, March 19, 2010—At least five journalists were wounded while covering
violent clashes between security personnel and protesters outside the capital,
It seemed like déjà vu. Another major protest erupts in