Bobi Wine

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Police beat, detain journalists covering opposition candidates ahead of Uganda elections

Nairobi, January 7, 2021 – Ugandan security forces should stop harassing and attacking journalists, and should ensure that the press can freely cover the country’s upcoming elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since December 11, security officers have assaulted at least 10 journalists covering opposition events ahead of the country’s January 14 presidential…

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Ugandan opposition politician and popular musician Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine (C), is escorted by a police officer as he is arrested on charges of unlawful assembly before starting his first public meeting ahead of presidential election next year, on January 6, 2020, in Kasangati town, a suburb of Kampala. Ugandan journalist Moses Bwayo was charged with illegal assembly and held in prison on March 4. (AFP/Stringer)

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

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 politician Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, is seen in Kasangati on January 6, 2020. Four journalists were arrested during Wine's visit to Kasangati, and others were questioned by police at another event. (AFP)

Ugandan police harass and detain journalists covering opposition politician Bobi Wine

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 pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine appears for his bail application via a video link from prison, on a television screen in a court in Kampala, Uganda, on May 2, 2019. Uganda's media regulator suspended staff from 13 broadcast outlets for covering his arrest. (AP/Ronald Kabuubi)

Ugandan regulator suspends staff from 13 outlets that covered Bobi Wine

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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Opposition MP Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known as Bobi Wine, and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi, pictured at their home in Kampala, on September 20. Police detained at least eight journalists who were covering Bobi Wine's return to Uganda from the U.S. (AP/Ronald Kabuubi)

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

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 covering political tension in the past…

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Security forces detain a protester in Kampala on August 20. Security personnel beat and detained at least four journalists who were covering unrest in Uganda's capital. (AP/Ronald Kabuubi)

Ugandan security forces attack and detain journalists covering protests

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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