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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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Appeal for press freedom in Uganda

The International Press Institute has joined thirty three members of the International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX) in calling for Ugandan President Yoweri Mousevani to ensure that press freedom is respected ahead of general elections, which are scheduled for Friday. The appeal, led by the Uganda-based Human Rights Network for Journalists and the Committee to […]

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Ugandan judge says Rolling Stone paper invaded privacy in outing alleged gays

Ugandan High Court judge Vincent Musoke-Kibuuka has ordered Uganda’s Rolling Stone newspaper (no relation to the US American magazine) to stop publishing the names of homosexuals, after the paper’s “revelations” led to attacks against allegedly gay Ugandans. On 19 October, the newspaper began publishing batches of names from a series it called “100 Pictures of […]

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IPI says Ugandan media bill fails to live up to international press freedom standards

An amendment to the Ugandan Press and Journalist Law presently before the Ugandan cabinet contains a number of deeply troubling provisions that, if made into law, would severely inhibit the media environment and do considerable damage to the reputation of Uganda in the eyes of the international community. The Press and Journalist (Amendment) Bill 2010 […]

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