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Ugandan journalist charged with libel

The International Press Institute (IPI) condemns the arrest of Ugandan journalist Timothy Kalyegira. He was detained on 31 May and charged with criminal libel after accusing Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni of being responsible for the bombings in the capital Kampala in July 2010, Reuters reported. The two blasts – which hit a restaurant and a […]

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Ugandan president: national, international media are ‘enemies of Uganda’s recovery’

The International Press Institute (IPI) is concerned at an apparent decline in press freedom in one of Africa’s hitherto most vibrant media environments. Uganda has recently seen a series of protests against rising costs and government corruption. At least eight people have been killed in violent clashes between security forces and protesters, and at least […]

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Investigate attacks on Uganda journalists, says IPI

Ugandan authorities must investigate attacks, including by security forces, against journalists attempting to cover the “Walk to Work” demonstrations and the ensuing violence that erupted last month, the director of the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. According to reports from local media and the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda), a Kampala-based free press […]

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Journalists suffer in continued Uganda election violence

Six journalists were injured in attacks in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, while they were covering the mayoral elections at a polling station on Wednesday. The assailants are believed to be supporters of Peter Ssematimba, the candidate for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM). The journalists were attacked by a mob armed with sticks with […]

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