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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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Uganda blocks social media and mobile phone services during voting

February 18, 2016 1:11 PM ET

Nairobi, February 18, 2016 --- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Ugandan authorities' restricting access to social media as voters went to the polls in today's presidential elections....

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Ugandan radio host arrested mid-broadcast

February 17, 2016 3:22 PM ET

Kampala, February 17, 2016 - Ugandan authorities should immediately drop all charges against radio journalist Richard Mungu Jakican, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Uganda forces radio station off the air ahead of elections

January 28, 2016 10:21 AM ET

New York, January 28, 2016 -- Ugandan regulators should immediately allow the privately owned radio station Endigyito FM to resume broadcasts, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Press trying to cover politics in Uganda face restrictions, attacks

January 15, 2016 4:37 PM ET

January 15, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that journalists in Uganda are being prevented from freely covering Parliament and campaigning for next month's presidential elections. The government announced this week that journalists without a university qualification will be barred from covering parliament, according to local reports. Journalists have...

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