Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Uganda

Uganda 

Court dismisses frivolous case against journalists

Kampala, 17th/January/2023; Court at Makindye dismissed a case against two Digitalk Online TV staff Norman Tumuhimbise (Executive Director) and Faridah Bikobere –a TV host...
Uganda 

Court dismisses frivolous case against journalists

Kampala, 17th/January/2023; Court at Makindye dismissed a case against two Digitalk Online TV staff Norman Tumuhimbise (Executive Director) and Faridah Bikobere –a TV host...
Uganda 

Uganda: Two Journalists Remanded Over Murder

Court in Jinja, Uganda on July 6, 2022, remanded two journalists to wit Mutyaba Ivan of Busoga One and Isabirye Denis Baba FM to...
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Press Freedom Situation in Africa- April- June 2021

Journalists killed, respectively in DRC, Somalia and Nigeria, Burkina Faso, including a social media activist in Ghana during the period of April-June 2021. This...
Uganda 

Uganda Abandons Social Media Tax But Slaps New Levy on Internet Data

By Daniel Mwesigwa | Uganda has ditched the Over-The-Top (OTT) tax that it introduced three years ago on the use of social media services after...
Uganda 

Reflecting on the State of Access to Information in Uganda and COVID-19

Since its inception, the right to information, even during crises, has always implicitly existed under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,...
Uganda 

Court grants bail to two online journalists after three weeks on remand

Kampala, 17th/June/2021; Court at Buganda Road has this afternoon granted cash bail to two online journalists, Pidson Kareire and Darious Magara of the Drone...
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How the COVID-19 Fight Has Hurt Digital Rights in East Africa

By Paul Kimumwe, Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA).  The fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Kenya, Tanzania, and...
Uganda 

AFEX Condemns Military Brutality Against Journalists in Uganda

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) condemns the brutal attack by the Ugandan military on journalists and calls for immediate investigations and punishment...
Uganda 

AFEX Calls on Uganda Authorities to Ensure Safety of Journalists, Keep the Internet On during Elections

Ugandans go to the polls to elect a President on January 14, 2021, in a tensed context which has seen several journalists assaulted, arrested,...
Uganda 

Uganda: Police and Hooligans Attack Journalists

Plain clothed men arrested Tony Lule, a journalist attached to Bukedde TV on 12th November 2020 at about 6pm at the Vision Group offices...
Uganda 

Uganda’s Social Media Tax Undermining COVID-19 Fight

Globally, in the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), social media has played various roles, such as  filling information vacuums and providing...