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Journalist bodies condemn security brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several journalism bodies have condemned continued brutal attacks by military on journalists as they do their work. On Wednesday, as the former National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu presented a petition on gross human rights violations to the office of the United Nations …

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UN condemns attack on journalists by military

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The United Nations High Commission on Human Rights has condemned the attack by the military on journalists and members of the National Unity Platform.  On Wednesday, former NUP presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert presented a petition on alleged human rights violations to the office of …

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Human rights watch raises red flag on Uganda’s election

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Human Rights Watch, an international advocacy group has raised a red flag on Uganda’s electoral processes, stating that weeks leading up to polling day were characterized by widespread violence and abuses. The agency cited wanton killings by security forces, arrests and beatings of opposition supporters …

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Gen. Saleh walks away from hungry NRM journalists in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | General Salim Saleh on Saturday walked away from dozens of youths claiming to be journalists under an umbrella called ”Entertainment News Reporters Association.” The 28 youths comprising both male and female reportedly traveled from Kampala city on Friday evening to meet Gen Saleh to demand …

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Editors guild sues gov’t over registration of journalists

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Editors Guild, an umbrella body that brings together Editors, senior journalists and Scholars of Journalism,  has petitioned High Court in Kampala challenging the accreditation of journalists by the Media Council of Uganda. The council issued a directive on December 10, 2020, requiring all …

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Police issues ultimatum to unregistered journalists

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police has issued a press statement informing the public that effective 31st December, 2020 only journalists and media practitioners who are accredited by the Media Council will be recognized during the coverage of political campaigns and other electoral events. The statement dated 30th …

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