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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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Daily Monitor, other media outlets re-open in Uganda after 10-day police occupation

The International Press Institute (IPI) welcomed the news that four Ugandan media outlets were allowed to re-open in the capital Kampala after 10 days of police occupation, protest, and physical confrontations between journalists and press freedom organisations on the one hand, and the police on the other. IPI urges the Ugandan government to respect the rights […]

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IPI General Assembly approves resolutions

Members of the International Press Institute (IPI) yesterday, meeting at their 62nd General Assembly, approved four resolutions and endorsed a call demanding that Ugandan authorities end the siege of a newspaper’s headquarters. The members approved resolutions welcoming the Pan African Parliament’s launch of a continent-wide press freedom campaign and calling on states to implement laws […]

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IPI demands end to police siege of Ugandan newspaper

In the midst of its World Congress in Jordan, the International Press Institute (IPI) today demanded an end to a police siege of Uganda’s Monitor newspaper. IPI members, meeting at their 62nd Annual General Assembly, agreed to an emergency call to “send a strong message” urging the government of Uganda to ensure that the Monitor’s […]

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