Uganda / 2013

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Monitor, Red Pepper closures spark protests in Uganda

May 29, 2013 4:36 PM ET

Nairobi, May 29, 2013--Ugandan police on Tuesday assaulted and detained several journalists who were among a crowd of demonstrators protesting the government's closure of four independent news outlets, according to news reports and local journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists said today that the police actions only highlight the...

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Police raid news outlets in media crackdown in Uganda

May 21, 2013 11:07 AM ET

Nairobi, May 21, 2013--Ugandan police surrounded the Kampala offices of two private newspapers for seven hours on Monday, barring access to the premises, disabling printing presses, and effectively halting publication indefinitely, according to news reports. The police said they had search warrants to find documents related to a letter...

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Attacks on the Press: Oil, Money, and the Press

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

New oil deals drive optimism, but the public knows little about the details. By Tom Rhodes...

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Attacks on the Press in 2012: Uganda

February 14, 2013 12:04 AM ET

Police assaulted and obstructed numerous journalists covering opposition demonstrations, repeating an abusive pattern set during the previous year’s presidential campaign. Police officials repeatedly professed determination to investigate the attacks but ultimately held no officer publicly accountable. Several journalists began to seek redress in the courts, although no cases had been...

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