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Uganda journalists in firing line amid political unrest

Read this article in full-page format Last month, Uganda found itself thrust into the international spotlight, first by the arrest of prominent opposition figure and musician Bobi Wine – and then by multiple, shocking attacks on journalists covering the resulting political turmoil. Those attacks were widely condemned internationally, but in interviews with the International Press Institute (IPI), Ugandan journalists […]

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Ugandan journalist allegedly shot at by police

IPI condemns the alleged attack on a photojournalist working for the Daily Monitor newspaper in Uganda. The reporter was allegedly shot at by a police officer while covering an opposition demonstration in Kampala, according to a first-person account in the newspaper and a report from the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda). Isaac Kasamani was […]

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IPI calls for full investigation into Rwandan journalist’s murder

The International Press Institute (IPI) has called for a full investigation into the murder of Charles Ingabire last week, which other Rwandan exiles have said was linked to the victim’s journalistic work, reports say. Ingabire, 32, was the editor of Inyenyeri News, an online opposition news site, news reports say. Ugandan police told the Human […]

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Uganda journalist says anti-gay law denies rights of expression, privacy

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s approval of a harsh Anti-Homosexuality Law has stirred considerable attention, including a rebuke from top United Nations’ officials and an array of human rights groups. But for veteran Ugandan journalist Peterson S. Ssendi, the government’s campaign against homosexuals is nothing new. A decade ago, when Ssendi was working at Radio Simba […]

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