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Journalists attacked in Uganda since 1992

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Ugandan security personnel enforcing COVID-19 measures assault journalists

April 22, 2020 10:35 AM ET

Nairobi, April 22, 2020 -- Ugandan authorities must investigate security forces’ recent attacks against journalists and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ugandan journalist Moses Bwayo charged with illegal assembly, held in prison

March 4, 2020 3:53 PM ET

Nairobi, March 4, 2020—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Uganda to drop all charges and to immediately release freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker Moses Bwayo, to return his equipment undamaged, and to allow him to continue his work without intimidation....

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Ugandan police harass and detain journalists covering opposition politician Bobi Wine

January 14, 2020 3:25 PM ET

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....

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Ugandan commentator arrested over Facebook post critical of president

July 17, 2019 12:55 PM ET

On July 12, 2019, plainclothes police in Kireka, a suburb of Kampala, Uganda's capital, arrested Joseph Kabuleta, a local minister and former reporter who regularly posts political commentary on social media, for allegedly posting "offensive communication against the person of the President" online, according to a July 12 police...

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Ugandan editor charged with criminal libel and 'offensive communication'

June 14, 2019 4:24 PM ET

Nairobi, June 14, 2019 -- Authorities in Uganda should end the criminal proceedings against Pidson Kareire, managing editor of privately owned news website The Drone Media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ugandan regulator suspends staff from 13 outlets that covered Bobi Wine

May 2, 2019 10:57 AM ET

Addis Ababa, May 2, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Uganda's media regulator to immediately rescind an order yesterday suspending staff from 13 radio and television stations in connection to their coverage of opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine....

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Ugandan regulator orders news website suspended and threatens criminal charges

February 12, 2019 1:13 PM ET

Nairobi, February 12, 2019--Ugandan authorities should withdraw a directive ordering the suspension of the Daily Monitor news website, retract a threat of criminal proceedings against the publication, and refrain from using regulations to retaliate against journalists covering sensitive political issues, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ugandan authorities arrest BBC journalists investigating black market drug sales

February 7, 2019 12:46 PM ET

Nairobi, February 7, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ugandan authorities to immediately release a team of three journalists and one media worker detained in connection with their investigative reporting and to drop any investigation into a fourth journalist, who is part of the same team....

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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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