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“Democracy in darkness”: Uganda’s journalists under pressure amid pivotal election

Millions of Ugandans went to the polls on Thursday to vote for president in an election which gained exceptional worldwide attention as singer Bobi Wine, 38, challenged the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, 76. But the vote has been overshadowed by unprecedented efforts to block public access to information. Just hours before the polls opened the administration […]

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Uganda must let journalists freely cover elections

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today called on the Ugandan government to allow journalists to freely cover the January 14 elections in the country and condemned a statement by a top law enforcement official suggesting that police might assault journalists “for their […]

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Uganda orders journalists to seek fresh accreditation

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today vehemently criticized Ugandan government’s order asking all journalists to seek fresh accreditation ahead of general elections next month. The Media Council of Uganda, a government appointed body, has informed all journalists that their accreditation is being […]

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Journalist critically injured in Uganda riots

The International Press Institute (IPI) today strongly condemned police violence against journalists covering the protests in Uganda last week following the arrest of opposition leader Bobi Wine. Bobi Wine, otherwise known as Robert Kyagulanyi, campaigned in east Uganda in the lead up to January presidential elections against incumbent Yoweri Museveni, who has been in office […]

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