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EU, UNESCO Want Sanctions for Perpetrators of Attacks on Journalists media freedom 1 6

Ambassador Pacifici says that most of the injustices against journalists have been taken to court but no person is arrested or prosecuted for the crimes.
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Opposition Moots Amendments to Media Laws media freedom 4 1

According to the Leader of the Opposition of Parliament Mathias Mpuuga, the Shadow Cabinet has kick-started a process of developing amendments to the Act and other media laws, which he says are draconian.
16:08
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EC Directs UBC to Offer Presidential Candidates Free Media Space media freedom 5

The Electoral Commission (EC) acting as provided for by the Presidential Elections Act (Amended 2020), under article 24 must see to it that the national broadcaster provides equal but free air space to all contending presidential candidates in an election.
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EC Demands for Unprofessional Security Officials to be Penalized Security brutality 3 1

The unprofessional violent acts targeted several supporters of candidates, the media, and political candidates contesting for various positions in the 2021 general election and the EC wants the officers to be brought to the book.
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US Mission Protests Journalist Restrictions Ahead of 2021 Polls media freedom 1

“The U.S. recognizes the work of dedicated journalists in Uganda and elsewhere for their essential role. Knowledge is power,” reads the statement.
09:46
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Broadcasters Oppose Guidelines for 2021 General Elections 2021 Elections 5

Collin Mutambo, the General Manager of Radio Simba, says the guidelines are unfair given the fact that media houses have different operational costs.
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Broadcasters Faulted for Failing to Stand up to UCC media freedom 1 3

The matter came up this morning when a team of NAB officials led by Vice chairperson Peter Ssematimba was today appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Human rights to answer to cases of rights violations of Journalists, UCC directives and poor pay for journalists by media houses.
07:02
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MPs Task Gov’t to Respect Media Freedom UCC 7

In a plenary session on Thursday chaired by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda said that as the world prepares to commemorate Press Freedom day on Friday, UCC is issuing draconian orders.
16:53
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No Media Ban on Opposition -Gov’t media freedom 1 2

Government has said there has not been any directive barring Opposition members from accessing the airwaves.
11:46
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Press Freedom in Uganda Not Getting Any Better, Journalists unesco 1 6 Top story

Dr George Lugalambi, a media Expert and former Mass communications lecturer at Makerere University says press freedom is not getting any better. He says the motivation for people in Government towards gagging the media have not changed over time.
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Vision Group Journalist Etukuri Released media freedom 6 1 Top story

According to Charles Etukuri, although the ISO operatives didnt dispute the facts in the story, they were interested in knowing his source and concerned about the headline.
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CSOs Condemn Shrinking Civic Space, Non Functional Institutions media freedom

Crispin Kaheru, the Country Coordinator CCEDU, says the arrest of some civil society leaders and activists across the country and unnecessary investigations of other organizations were not only an affront to the freedoms of association and expression but also an expression of the most rudimentary forms of repression.
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Press Freedom: Kadaga Directs MPs to Table Motion media freedom 1 4

Ereemye remanded the accused to Luzira Prison after prosecution asked for time to study the bail application. They are expected to return to court on December 19th for their bail application ruling.
07:27
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Scholars: Govt Should Use Media Council to Settle Disputes the red pepper 4 1

The scholars say the recent raid of The Red Pepper offices and detention of its editors and directors is an infringement on media and press freedom as enshrined in the constitution. They also argue that government should have complained to the Media Council rather than closing The Red Pepper and its sister publications. Five Red Pepper Publications Limited directors and three editors were arrested on Tuesday last week following police raid of their head offices, situated in Namanve, along Jinja Road.
11:55
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UCC Media Crackdown Intended to Create Fear- Kanaabi media attacks

Last week, UCC, the government body which regulates the broadcasting sector, stopped the live broadcast of parliamentary proceedings. A number of radio and television stations have also told of how unidentified persons have directed them not to host opposition politicians, particularly those opposed to the lifting of the presidential age limit.
15:55
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Court Acquits Lyantonde Journalist media freedom 3 1

Waliggos acquittal threw several journalists who attended the court session into celebrations.
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Kayihura Cracks Down on Unauthorised Officers Speaking to Media kale kayihura 1

A month ago, Police Spokesperson, Asan Kasingye tried to enforce the directive, saying only authorised officers should speak to journalists. He said non authorized officers would have to get clearance and consult with the department of Public Relations
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Court Differs Ruling on NRM Party Spokesperson child assault

Details of the case are that on May 12, 2015, while at Garden Courts Hotel in Masaka, Mulindwa assaulted Bindhe and damaged his spectacles worth Shillings 300,000 before dragging him out of the hotel.
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Adjumani District Council Wants Journalists Accredited media 2

Markot Taibot, a reporter of Radio Pacis and member of West Nile Press Association based in Adjumani district, says the move is aimed at eliminating some critical journalists from accessing information from the council.
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NRM Publicist Charged With Assault rogers mulindwa

Masaka Magistrates Court has today charged Rogers Mulindwa, a communications officer at the National Resistance MovementNRM Secretariat, with assault malicious damage to property. Mulindwa appeared before Grade Two Magistrate Adams Byarugaba in relation to a May 12, 2015 incident when he reportedly assaulted Edward Bindhe, a journalist working with Uganda Radio Network.
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