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Posts Tagged ‘press freedom’
Jacky Naegelen/Reuters By Amnesty International Human Rights NGO Amnesty International has condemned Iran’s persistent use of cruel and inhuman punishments – including floggings, amputations and forced blinding over the past year.
Karim Kadim/AP By Rafah Al Saad I am calling for the freedom of the Iraqi journalist Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi.
By Robert Ssewankambo The Ugandan Buganda Road Court has ordered the former Old Kampala District Police Commander, Joram Mwesigye to defend himself against charges of assaulting a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) TV journalist Andrew Lwanga.
By Joe Khamisi If free and fair elections were to be held today, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga would most likely upset the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta.
JFO photo By Rafah Al Saad Each year the second day of November marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
Emmanuel Herman/Reuters By Joe Khamisi Almost a year after Pombe Magufuli took over leadership, questions are arising as to where he is taking Tanzania, one the most respected countries in Africa.
Reuters photo By Tom Arms What is Erdogan up to? Whatever it is, it has Putin turning cartwheels through the Kremlin corridors.
AFP photo By Grégory Wilson On July 15, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the first president in Turkey’s modern history to still be in power after a military coup.
Edward Echwalu By Robert Ssewankambo Journalists in Uganda have been urged not to accept to be licensed by the Media Council because it is illegitimate and pushing for unclear agendas, saying that all such acts are on the wrong side of history.
By Amnesty International The Philippines’ new President Rodrigo Duterte must fulfil his inauguration pledge to uphold the country’s commitment to international law and lead a break with the country’s poor human rights record, human rights NGO Amnesty International have stated.
AFP photo By Amnesty International Authorities must immediately and unconditionally release the owner of Zambian newspaper The Post, Fred M’membe, his wife Mutinta M’membe and the newspaper’s Deputy Managing Editor, Joseph Mwenda, human rights NGO Amnesty International stated.
By Amnesty International The Eritrean foreign minister’s confirmation that all politicians and journalists arbitrarily arrested in 2001 are alive is welcome news but they must now be immediately and unconditionally released, human rights NGO Amnesty International stated.
By Joe Khamisi This week I took the trouble to obtain and read the report of the subcommittee on African Affairs of the US Senate on what transpired in Kenya in 2007/2008. Titled “The immediate and underlying causes and consequences of Kenya’s flawed election,” the report is based on the hearings that took place on […]
By Amnesty International Authorities in Gambia must free dozens of political prisoners and end the brutal crackdown on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly ahead of elections later this year or face suspension from the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), Amnesty International said in a new report published today.
By Peter Louis The newly established South Sudan Information Commission has been urged to ensure that people living with disabilities such as the deaf, blind and with other physical challenges have equal access to information as guaranteed in the South Sudan Right of Access to Information Act, 2013.
By Robert Ssewankambo A Magistrates Court in the Ugandan town of Masaka on March 11th continued the criminal case against a ruling party politician, Eddie Ssansa, with a police officer testifying and producing a damaged smartphone which the Daily Monitor newspaper journalist Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya was using to record news when she was reportedly assaulted […]
By Robert Ssewankambo It has emerged that prior to the recent Ugandan presidential elections, police in the country’s Lira District arrested and detained the News Editor of Radio North FM, Richard Mungu Jakican and six politicians during a radio talk show accusing them of defacing President Museveni’s posters.
By Sheuli Akter The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed serious concerns over a barrage of legal cases filed against the editor and publisher of Bangladesh’s largest English daily newspaper.
By Gloria Nakiyimba A war between the legislature and the media in Uganda has taken a new twist as the speaker of the Ugandan parliament Right Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga seeks to control journalists reporting from there.
By Robert Ssewankambo Unknown people broke into the house of Ugandan journalist and rights activist Mulindwa Mukasa in Lungujja Kituunzi, a Kampala suburb on January 12, and took his laptops, two video cameras, a mobile phone, three information back up external drives and money.
By Robert Ssewankambo Detective Assistant Superintendent of Police, Angenyo Moureen, who investigated an assault and malicious damage to property in the case of Ugandan Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) Television journalist, Andrew Lwanga, has on 14th January, testified against the former Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station, Joram Mwesigye, who is accused of assaulting the […]
By Robert Ssewankambo A journalist working with the Ugandan Masaka-based Buddu FM radio, Ali Golooba was on 11th January assaulted by six private guards of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer for the Bukoto South Parliamentary seat, Hajji Muyanja Mbabaali at Kiwangala Trading Center in the central Ugandan Lwengo district.
By Robert Ssewankambo A high profile police commander in Uganda’s Moroto District, Goerge Obia, on January 10th assaulted four journalists, damaging a video camera and confiscating three others amidst threats to shoot them if they did not heed his orders.
Police detain top newspaper editors over publication of missing presidential candidate aide’s ‘body’
By Robert Ssewankambo Ugandan police on 7th January, detained the Managing Editors of the newspapers ‘Red Pepper’ and its sister paper ‘Kamunye’, Ben Baryabaha and Mubiru Dickson respectively, after a six hour interrogation over publication of a dead body presumed to be of one Christopher Aine that appeared in both publications last week.
By Robert Ssewankambo Last week in a court in the central Ugandan town of Masaka, a former ruling National Resistance Movement party flag bearer contestant for Lwengo, Eddie Ssansa, was charged with assault and malicious damage to the property of a Daily Monitor journalist Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya.
By Robert Ssewankambo A court reporter working with the Vision Group media outlet, Betty Amamukirori was last week arrested by police at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo, in the suburb of Ugandan capital city Kampala, for photographing a suspect during a court break.