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Police confront Daily Monitor journalist Yusufu Muziransa. (Daily Monitor)

Ugandan press finds unexpected ally in judiciary

With a medical drip attached to his hand, camped outside police headquarters along Parliamentary Avenue in Uganda’ capital, Kampala, William Ntege was determined to get his video cameras back. Police had beaten Ntege, a journalist with the private broadcaster WBS, and damaged two of his cameras as he covered elections last year, according to local…

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Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye, second from left, is shielded by supporters Tuesday as security personnel try to detain him. Photojournalist Isaac Kasamani is at far left. (AFP/Michele Sibiloni)

Ugandan photojournalist shot at from police van

New York, January 25, 2012–Ugandan authorities must hold to account members of security forces who fired Tuesday on a photojournalist covering their attack on the motorcade of opposition leader Kizza Besigye, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni at his swearing-in ceremony on May 12. (AP)

Uganda president publicly criticizes the press

New York, May 18, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns President Yoweri Museveni for publically criticizing local and foreign media outlets. Museveni expressed anger over the outlets’ coverage of protests by the opposition over rising fuel prices. In a letter published Tuesday in the state-owned daily New Vision, Museveni accused Al-Jazeera, the BBC, the Kenyan…

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Kizza Besigye and his wife, Winnie Byanyima, wave to supporters during the procession. (AP)

Ugandan journalists targeted during Entebbe march

New York, May 13, 2011–Security and military personnel attacked local and foreign journalists and confiscated their equipment on Thursday as they covered the return of opposition leader Kizza Besigye to Uganda.  Besigye returned to Uganda Thursday from Nairobi, where he was treated for injuries received when security forces assaulted him and his colleagues during demonstrations…

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