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Tanzania backsliding on freedoms under Magufuli

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  President John Magufuli has presided over a crackdown on media and civil society in Tanzania that has seriously undermined democratic freedoms as the country approaches elections, global rights groups said Monday. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tanzania was backsliding under Magufuli, whose …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Who is next on US sanctions list?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY America pins ex-IGP Kayihura on torture: Who is next on the sanctions list? THE LAST WORD America’s human rights imperialism: How US government sanctions against Kayihura are a toxic mixture of ignorance, prejudice and hypocrisy …

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King Mswati III ‘marriage’ order is fake

eSwatini says fake polygamy story ‘insult’ to king and country Mbabane, eSwatini | AFP |  The government of eSwatini on Tuesday angrily denied viral online reports that King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch who has 14 wives, had ordered men to have at least two marriages or face jail. …

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Uganda slips further in World Press Freedom rankings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | “Acts of intimidation and violence against reporters are an almost daily occurrence in Uganda. The security services, which are the leading press freedom violators, often target journalists, arresting them arbitrarily and sometimes holding them incommunicado,” read the entry on Uganda by Reporters Without Borders, …

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UCC blasted over directive to media houses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) came under fire for issuing a directive to media houses to suspend their employees over a breach of “minimum broadcasting standards.” The stations are; NTV, NBS TV, BBS TV, Bukedde TV, Kingdom TV and Salt TV. Others are; Akaboozi FM, …

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‘Mutabazi and team at UCC playing catch up, need media literacy’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University scholar Dr. Fred Kakooza contends that Uganda Communications Commission-(UCC is playing catch up in its regulatory role in the media, and actually needs support. According to Dr. Kakooza, a Multimedia Production and Broadcasting scholar in the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere …

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UHRC calls for dialogue between UCC and Media

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission is calling for dialogue to resolve the impasse between the Media and the Uganda Communications Commission-UCC. The impasse stems from a Wednesday directive in which Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi ordered 13 media companies to suspend 39 senior members of staff including …

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