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Security heads boycott press freedom day celebrations in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Security heads in Masaka District on Monday boycotted the World Press Freedom Day celebrations despite being invited.  Journalists operating from the greater Masaka sub-region under their umbrella body of South Buganda Journalists Association-SOBUJA converged in Masaka town to commemorate this year’s World Press Freedom Day, …

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Do not handle acts of militarism against journalism lightly – Prof. Jjuuko

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Martyrs University Dean of law School, Prof. Fredrick Jjuuko has tasked media practitioners not to handle acts of militarism against journalism lightly. Jjuuko warns that the recent efforts by media managers intended at solving the continued brutalization of journalists by security personnel through football …

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World Press Freedom Day

  Uganda marks it amid brutal attacks on journalists ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | On April 28 Teddy Nakaliga and Amon Kayanja, both reporters for separate TV stations hit the road in Kayunga Village, Wakiso District, to cover a demonstration by residents protesting a two-week power blackout. As Nakaliga narrated …

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US, European Union condemn attack on media freedom

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The U.S ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac has said government’s attack on the media is a step in a wrong direction. Malac, who was on Friday delivering a keynote address at a World Press Freedom Day national conference at Golf Course Hotel, said Uganda Communication …

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Free press a cornerstone for accountability – UN Chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At a time when disinformation and mistrust of the news media is growing, a free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said. According to Guterres, no democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable …

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