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Ugandan journalist seized in Kampala following investigative report

February 14, 2018 4:22 PM ET

Nairobi, February 14, 2018--Ugandan authorities must make every effort to secure the safe release of Charles Etukuri, an investigative journalist for the state-owned New Vision newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Five unidentified men dressed in military camouflage seized Etukuri outside the newspaper's office in Kampala yesterday,...

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Uganda detains newspaper editors, directors, holds them without charge

November 22, 2017 2:47 PM ET

Nairobi, November 22, 2017--Ugandan authorities should immediately release eight employees of the national newspaper Red Pepper who are being held in government detention without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Newspaper editor interrogated in Uganda

June 21, 2017 4:54 PM ET

Nairobi, June 21, 2017--Ugandan authorities should cease investigation and intimidation of privately-owned daily newspaper Red Pepper editor Ben Byarabaha and four other publications, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ugandan journalist abducted, assaulted

April 13, 2017 12:52 PM ET

Unknown assailants on April 8, 2017, abducted and assaulted Gertrude Uwitware, a health reporter for the private Ugandan broadcaster NTV, from the streets of Kampala, according to the journalist and her employer....

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Ugandan journalist Joy Doreen Biira charged with 'abetting terrorism'

November 30, 2016 6:09 PM ET

Nairobi, November 30, 2016--Ugandan authorities should immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against Kenya Television Network (KTN) reporter and anchor Joy Doreen Biira, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police detained Biira on November 27 after she reported on a deadly battle between police and a traditional monarch's...

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Uganda blocks social media sites for presidential inauguration

May 12, 2016 4:12 PM ET

Nairobi, May 12, 2016 - Ugandan authorities should immediately restore access to social media websites and refrain from censoring any websites in the future, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Regulators blocked access to Twitter and Facebook, and to the messaging service WhatsApp today, according to press reports....

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Ugandan minister warns media not to cover protests

May 9, 2016 4:37 PM ET

Nairobi, May 9, 2016 - Ugandan authorities should cease attempting to intimidate journalists in an effort to keep them from covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Double Exposure

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

When it comes to abusive readers' comments and tweets from Internet trolls, Katherine O'Donnell has heard it all. For years, O'Donnell, who is night editor of the Scottish edition of the U.K.'s The Times, has borne the brunt of personal attacks, including about her gender, from online trolls who take...

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Preparing for the Worst

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

It's a calm day in a Ugandan village. Women gather on plastic chairs, shaded from the afternoon sun. I'm here with a handful of journalists on a reporting trip sponsored by the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF). The village women welcome us and begin to tell us about their lives....

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Footage shows journalist being punched outside corruption court in Uganda

March 28, 2016 3:32 PM ET

The broadcast journalist Judith Naluggwa, who works for the state-owned station Bukedde Television, was attacked outside a Ugandan court on March 23, 2016 while reporting on a case of a minister at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala, according to the local press freedom group Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda....

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