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HRNJ appeals to Museveni not to assent to the Computer Misuse Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Human Rights Network for Journalists-HRNJ, an organization that advocates for media rights has written to President Yoweri Museveni beseeching him not to sign into law, the recently passed Computer Misuse Amendment Bill. The bill sponsored by the Kampala Central Member of Parliament Muhammad Nsereko …

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Journalists reject Computer Misuse Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ) and the Uganda Parliamentary Press Association (UPPA) want Members of Parliament to throw out the Computer Misuse Amendment Bill, 2022. The journalist’s associations opine that the proposals in the bill infringe on freedom of speech, the press and hinder …

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Miria Matembe resigns as CCEDU chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairperson of the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda-CCEDU, Miria Matembe has resigned, accusing the government of frustrating operations of the organisation because of her political standing. In August 2021, the NGO Bureau, a body that oversees operations of Non-Government Organisations-NGOs in Uganda suspended …

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Any acts of aggression against journalists wrong – HRNJ

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Human Rights Network for Journalists -Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) has today castigated individuals who commit acts of aggression against journalists, saying it is an affront to press freedom.   In its statement to mark this year’s World Press Freedom Day, HRNJ notes that despite the critical role …

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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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