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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni displays his inked finger after voting on February 18, 2016. In June 2018, Museveni and government officials verbally attacked and threatened the Ugandan media. (Reuters/James Akena)

Ugandan president, officials verbally attack and threaten media

Nairobi, June 18, 2018–Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni should stop making statements that denigrate and threaten the press, and ensure that his government does not take actions that conflate journalism with terrorism or national security threats, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A journalist is obstructed from reporting on the protest outside the offices of the Monitor. (Facebook)

Monitor, Red Pepper closures spark protests in Uganda

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 government’s continuing effort to suppress information…

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