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Police brutality: Journalists and police clash again in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police foiled a procession by journalists who intended to match through the streets of Kampala to the Police headquarters in Naguru, to petition against increased police brutality against media practitioners. The procession comprised personnel subscribing to Uganda Journalists Association (UJA), Uganda Parliamentary Press Association …

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UPPA calls for an end to police brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Parliamentary Press Association- UPPA has asked the Police to stop brutalizing journalists. On Wednesday, several journalists who were covering the students’ protests against the 15 percent tuition increment at Makerere University were assaulted by security personnel. Some of the journalists include Alex …

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EU alarmed by excessive force and arrests of journalists at Mak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Delegation of the European Union to Uganda has expressed worry over the excessive use of force against journalists covering a recent strike at Makerere University. The university has been the theatre of violence and the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies, …

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4 Burundian journalists held for undermining state security

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Four journalists and their driver are still being held in Burundi after being arrested for undermining national security while covering a rebel attack from neighbouring DR Congo, the attorney general said. The Burundian reporters were detained on Tuesday last week while reporting in Bubanza, in the …

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Ugandan Editors condemn attacks on journalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan Editors have condemned the attacks and restrictions on journalists covering the strike at Makerere University. Students at the university have been involved in running battles with security for more than a week, as they led a strike against a cumulative 15 per cent increment …

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Mixed reactions on proposal to Parliament to pay journalists monthly allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Journalists accredited to cover Parliament have expressed mixed reactions to the proposal that Parliament should consider paying them monthly top-up allowances. The proposal was presented by Uganda Parliamentary Press Association President (UPPA), Moses Mulondo to the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on Thursday. Mulondo told Kadaga that …

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NBS TV journalist Sserwanja makes statement, out on police bond

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Journalists Solomon Sserwanja has made a statement and been released on bond after police arrested his wife and colleagues, who they say were found with classified drugs. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said they recorded a statement from Serwanjja and thereafter released him on police bond. Sserwanja, …

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Nigeria arrests two reporters over Boko Haram coverage

  Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerian security forces on Sunday arrested two journalists over their coverage of the jihadist group Boko Haram, sources at the newspaper told AFP. A combined team of secret police, soldiers and civil defence paramilitary stormed the office of the Daily Trust in the northern …

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