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All Uganda Journalist Association leaders elected unopposed

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vision Group journalist, Mathias Rukundo has sailed through unopposed as the president, Uganda Journalists Association. The Returning Officer, Ben Chaggason Musoke declared Rukundo unopposed at the election that took place at the UJA offices in Kawempe on Saturday afternoon. Musoke told URN that …

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Experts raise red flag as journalists get food aid from Hamis Kiggundu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Media experts have cautioned journalists against seeking relief aid or any kind of financial support or handouts to avoid undermining the principle of independence in the execution of their duties. The caution comes moments after the Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) announced that it had …

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Ugandan media in crisis

Recent protest against police attacks exposes weakness within Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Polly Namaye, the deputy spokesperson of the Uganda Police Force, on Oct. 31 walked into the offices of the Uganda National Examinations Board. The exam body was holding a press conference to explain preparations for the …

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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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UCC case flops over new petition against Mutabazi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The hearing of the consolidated suits challenging the directive of Uganda Communications Commission to 13 media houses to suspend staff for alleged breach of the minimum broadcasting standards has failed to kick off. This follows a new application that was filed on Thursday against UCC …

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Court fixes hearing date for consolidated suits against UCC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court has set June 13 to hear consolidated suits challenging the directive by Uganda Communications Commission-UCC to thirteen media houses to suspend staff for alleged breach of the minimum broadcasting standards. High Court Civil Division Judge, Lydia Mugambe will hear the consolidated suits filed …

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Lawyers want case against UCC dismissed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission-UCC has asked court to dismiss the consolidated applications filed against them by Uganda Journalists Association-UJA. UJA and the lawyers petitioned the Civil Division of the High Court seeking a temporary injunction in the matter they are challenging UCC’s directive to 13 …

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