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Ugandan police arrest at least 8 journalists covering opposition MP Bobi Wine

September 20, 2018 4:18 PM ET

Nairobi, September 20, 2018--Police in Uganda detained at least eight journalists covering the return of opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, from the U.S, according to media reports and local journalists. The arrests are the latest incident of Ugandan security personnel assaulting, harassing, or arresting journalists...

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Ugandan police arrest and detain radio presenter overnight

August 27, 2018 2:50 PM ET

Ugandan police on August 17, 2018 detained Samuel Kyambadde, a political show host and news presenter with the privately owned Metro FM, on allegations that he incited violence during his program, Kyambadde told CPJ on August 22. The journalist was released on bond the following day and is required...

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Ugandan security forces attack and detain journalists covering protests

August 23, 2018 2:27 PM ET

Nairobi, August 23, 2018--Security forces beat and detained at least four journalists covering protests in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on August 20, and confiscated or damaged their equipment. CPJ today condemned the attacks and called on Ugandan authorities to hold those responsible to account....

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Ugandan security personnel arrest, assault journalists covering electoral unrest

August 17, 2018 11:58 AM ET

Nairobi, August 17, 2018-- Authorities in Uganda should immediately drop charges of incitement and malicious damage to property against two journalists and investigate allegations that security personnel on August 13 and August 14 assaulted members of the press reporting on political unrest in northern Uganda's Arua District, the Committee...

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Ugandan journalist attacked twice while covering parliamentary elections

August 8, 2018 2:11 PM ET

Nairobi, August 8, 2018--Authorities in Uganda should rigorously investigate two attacks on journalist Damba Wiziri that occurred while he was covering a recent national parliamentary election in Sheema Municipality, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ugandan president, officials verbally attack and threaten media

June 18, 2018 3:15 PM ET

Nairobi, June 18, 2018--Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni should stop making statements that denigrate and threaten the press, and ensure that his government does not take actions that conflate journalism with terrorism or national security threats, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Covering LGBTQ issues brings risk of threats and retaliation for journalists and their sources

May 17, 2018 10:00 AM ET

To mark the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, CPJ spoke with journalists and news outlets based in Argentina, Iran, Indonesia, the U.S., Uganda, and Russia, about the challenges they face reporting on LGBTQ issues....

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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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Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression

December 13, 2017 12:00 AM ET

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom. A CPJ special report by Elana...

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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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