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State blocks Kadaga media campaign
State blocks Kadaga media campaign

A campaign waged by a group of youths in Busoga to promote Parliament Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, as future president has caught the eye of government and ultimately run into trouble.

15 Jan 2014 10:48

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice
Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33

Monitor, Red Pepper closures spark protests in Uganda

Ugandan police on Tuesday, 28 May 2013, assaulted and detained several journalists who were among a crowd of demonstrators protesting the government's closure of four independent news outlets, according to news reports and local journalists.

30 May 2013 11:24

Search for bravest women journalists
Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013 10:33

Walter Wafula
UJU condemns killing of Ugandan TV journo

The Uganda Journalists Union (UJU) has condemned the shooting to death of television journalist, Amon Thembo Wa' Mupaghasya, by unknown gunmen in the Kasese district, western Uganda.

By Walter Wafula 16 May 2012 10:33

UHRC calls for self-regulation of the media
UHRC calls for self-regulation of the media

In the face of imminent stringent government measures aimed to control the media and journalists in Uganda, human rights activists are calling for a stronger self-regulation mechanism to promote responsible journalism in the country.

By Walter Wafula 2 May 2012 12:46

HRNJ-Uganda report points to deterioration in media freedom

A Press Freedom Index Report released by the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) has indicated that the space for the media in Uganda is rapidly "shrinking and sinking" due to increasing levels of attacks, especially by the police.

15 Feb 2012 12:29

Journalists petition police over torture

KAMPALA, UGANDA: A local journalists' organisation has petitioned the Police Professional Standards Unit to take action against Lira police officers who beat up a Daily Monitor journalist during the protests in Lira over continued load shedding.

By Andrew Bagala 16 Jan 2012 13:26

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Social media, popular revolt: cure against African dictators?

The events and developments of the past six months in Africa have demonstrated that the rise of social media has not only revolutionised the business environment, but also redefined the political scene by shaking the foundation of dictatorship, lack of service delivery and corruption for the first time since the dawn of independences.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 5 Jul 2011 10:14

Issa Sikiti da Silva
African people disillusioned with leadership - Moeletsi Mbeki

"African people - like me - are completely disillusioned with the performance of their leaders because of what they have done and what they are doing, and for me these people should not be called leaders, but rather the elite," Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki and chairman of the SA Institute of International Affairs, said, speaking at the CNN-MultiChoice media forum currently taking place in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on Friday, 24 June 2011.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 24 Jun 2011 11:56

Ugandan online editor arrested for publishing op-eds
Ugandan online editor arrested for publishing op-eds

NEW YORK: The Kampala Magistrate Court released online editor Timothy Kalyegira on bail on Tuesday, 1 June 2011, after the court remanded him to Luzira prison in the capital, Kampala. He is expected to return to court on June 30.

2 Jun 2011 08:21

Uganda president publicly criticises the press
Uganda president publicly criticises the press

NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns President Yoweri Museveni for publically criticising local and foreign media outlets. Museveni expressed anger over the outlets' coverage of protests by the opposition over rising fuel prices. In a letter published Tuesday, 17 May 2011, in the state-owned daily New Vision, Museveni accused Al-Jazeera, the BBC, the Kenyan broadcaster NTV, and the local independent Daily Monitor of being supporters of recent opposition protests and "enemies of Uganda's recovery."

19 May 2011 10:16

Ugandan journalists targeted during Entebbe march
Ugandan journalists targeted during Entebbe march

NEW YORK: Security and military personnel attacked local and foreign journalists and confiscated their equipment on Thursday, 12 May 2011, as they covered the return of opposition leader Kizza Besigye to Uganda. Besigye returned to Uganda on Thursday from Nairobi, where he was treated for injuries received when security forces assaulted him and his colleagues during demonstrations on 28 April in Kampala.

16 May 2011 08:40

Arsonists burn Ugandan journalist's home
Arsonists burn Ugandan journalist's home

NEW YORK: Investigators in Kabale must thoroughly investigate an arson attack on the home of Goodluck Musinguzi, contributor to the state-owned daily, New Vision, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Friday, 13 May 2011. Someone poured gasoline on the house and set it on fire while Musinguzi, his wife, and his newborn child were inside, he told CPJ.

By Goodluck Musinguzi 16 May 2011 08:34

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