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Police officer in Mukono arrested for assaulting journalist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A police officer attached to Buziranjovu police post in Mukono district has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a journalist. David Musisi Karyankolo working for Bukedde television in Mukono district is admitted at Herona Hospital in a coma after he was severely beaten on Thursday …

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Church members beat Fort Portal journalist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Superior Mugaga, a journalist with Voice of Tooro-VOT FM in Fort Portal town is recuperating at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital following an attack by members of Jerusalem Miracle Centre in West Division. Mugaga was thumped by the church members on Sunday when he went …

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COMMENT: The martyrdom of Khashoggi

Discrediting, constraining, or otherwise silencing independent journalists is a key tool of repression COMMENT | DAOUD KUTTAB | The London-based daily Al-Araby Al-Jadeed recently published a cartoon, by the Jordanian artist Emad Hajjaj, depicting a faceless man wearing a red and white keffiyeh and sweeping his brown thawb in such a …

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Busoga leaders in drive to save journalist Muyanga Lutaaya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of political leaders from Busoga Sub-region have today launched a fundraising campaign to save journalist Simon Muyanga Lutaaya from prison. Muyanga, a former Bulamoji Constituency Parliamentary aspirant, was on Monday committed to six months in Kirinya prison by Jinja’s Grade I Magistrate Samanya …

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New Vision Crime Reporter Charles Etukuri ‘abducted’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A senior crime reporter at Uganda’s leading daily The New Vision was picked up reportedly by security personnel at 2pm on Tuesday, as he walked to Kyadondo from Vision Group headquarters at Plot 19/21 First Street, Industrial Area, Kampala. In several tweets on …

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US reporter, 18 Sudanese killed in Kaya clashes

   Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  An American journalist has been killed while covering clashes between government and rebel forces in restive South Sudan, local officials and the US mission in Juba said on Sunday. A spokesman confirmed the clashes had resulted in 19 deaths. Christopher Allen, a freelance reporter …

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The Independent journalist wins continental award

Isaac Khisa of The Independent magazine emerged as one of the winners of the 2017 Pan-African Re Insurance Journalism awards for a story about the insurance industry. Khisa was last week awarded Best Re/Insurance Industry Analysis and Commentary for his article “Insurance industry tops Shs700bn”. The award winners were announced at …

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Former DPC Mwesigye guilty of assaulting journalist, fined

Court has found senior police officer Joram Mwesigye guilty of assaulting WBS TV journalist Andrew Lwanga in a January 2015 incident. Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu on Friday fined the former Old Kampala district police commander  sh1 million for causing bodily harm to the journalist, and ordered him …

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