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13:10
13:10

Human Rights Activists Demand Release of Bizonto, Kiwewa and Basajja Mivule

In a statement issued this morning, Human Rights lawyer, Eron Kiiza calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the comedians, saying they have stayed under police custody beyond the mandatory 48 hours.
17:06
17:06

Nawangwe Warns Columnist Against Writing Negatively About Makerere Yusuf Serunkuma 1

In a letter dated March 10 written to Serunkuma who’s also a PhD student at the Makerere University Institute of Social Research [Misr], Nawangwe says if he doesn’t desist from these writings, unspecified disciplinary measures will be brought against him.
18:56
18:56

Dr. Nyanzi Collapses as She Receives Freedom of Expression Prize Makerere 3 4 Top story

Dr. Nyanzi explained that in prison, she was undergoing a traumatic experience and wanted to recover.
16:46
16:46

Guild Elections: Makerere Council to Consider Regulations associate 2 1 Top story

“These electoral regulations are trying to dictate what should appear in the students constitution. And if you look at the entire regulations booklet, there are a number of provisions that are out rightly against the freedom of expression,” Mark Owiny, a 4th year Law student said
17:04
17:04

Governments that Overstay Often End Badly - Ambassador Malac United States 2 1

Ambassador Malac also called for a free and fair election, saying all eyes of the world will be in Uganda. She says unlike other countries, Uganda has the capacity to hold elections, and this should not be marred with irregularities.
14:32
14:32

Constitutional Court Justices to Besigye-Seek Remedy in Your Court Attorney General 1 Top story

The judges note that since Besigye argues that there is no validly elected government, it implies that there are no legally constituted courts of law and therefore they can’t grant him the remedies he is seeking.
06:58
06:58

DP Ready to Hand Over IPOD Leadership Democratic Change 2

The IPOD leadership rotates among subscribing the parties. The term of DP expired on September 20th, 2019. DP was expected to handover the IPOD leadership to FDC but this didn’t happen. DP said FDC hadn’t been committed to IPOD, which made it doubtful if they could take over and commit to its leadership.
16:14
16:14

MUASA Boss Set to Resume Work After Suspension investigation 3 1 Top story

Dr. Kamunyu vowed in an interview with URN never to cede to dishonesty as he returns to Makerere University, saying that academic freedoms and freedoms of expression that he was fighting for remain cardinal to him.
13:59
13:59

EU Alarmed by Excessive Force and Arrests of Journalists at Mak Makerere University 1

The university has been the theatre of violence and the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies, as students challenged a 15 per cent cumulative increment on tuition and functional fees. The increment, which started this academic year, will affect all first-year students, for the next five years.
07:52
07:52

Uganda Hailed for Allowing Open Discussions On Peoples Grievances freedom of speech 2 1

Professor Melina Platas Izama, of the New York University-Abu Dhabi, says there are more active discussions and transparency discussions on people’s frustrations and grievances in Uganda compared to many countries in Africa. She says it is very important for people to express their views.
19:24
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Media Associations Call on Gov't to Respect Press Freedom Catholic Diocese 4 1

NUMEC urged UCC to immediately rescind a directive ordering a section of radio and Television stations to suspend staff for allegedly breaching the Minimum Broadcasting Standards.
17:42
17:42

Suspension of Radio Presenters, Morning Talk Shows Irks Listeners commission 1 1 Top story

Godfrey Mutabazi, the Executive Director UCC, says the affected radio stations were found guilty of broadcasting content that promotes violence, insecurity and destruction of property among others.
18:05
18:05

Fort Portal Journalists Demonstrate over Beating of Their Colleague harassment 1 1

Mugaga was beaten by church members of Jerusalem Miracle Centre in West Division on Sunday when he went to cover a land wrangle between Jerusalem Miracle Centre led by Pastor, Dan Mubiru and Miracle Center in the same division.
10:51
10:51

Acholi Chief To Media: Adhere to Code of Ethics 3 1

The paramount chief of Acholi Chiefdom is calling on the Media in Uganda to counter threats against them with professionalism and adherence to journalism code of ethics.
11:55
11:55

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.
07:49
07:49

Dr Stella Nyanzi to Appear before CID Over Cyber Crimes 1

She is wanted for an offensive communication and Cyber Harassment, which is being investigated under reference number CID HQTRS GEF 122/2017.
13:19
13:19

Anti-Kuteesa Demo Blocked in Kampala demonstration 1 2

The protest was blocked as the activists approached the American Embassy in Kampala where they were due to present a statement of dissent. Led by Barbara Alimadi, the group had successfully matched from Kabalagala, a Kampala Suburb to the embassy in Nsambya. They were however blocked as they approached the entrance to the US Embassy.
10:37
10:37

Musicians Accuse Police Of Targeting 'Small' Artists' In Uniform Crackdown poetic licence

Dogo argues that the Police harass them yet big artists like Chameleon also put on military uniform during live music shows. He says he was recently forced to intervene and rescue two other artists from Gulu who had been arrested for wearing military camouflage clothes. But Sam Mukasa, Jose Chameleon’s manager, challenges the artists to prove if Chameleon still puts on military camouflage during live music shows.
08:22
08:22

New Report says Freedom of Expression is under Threat in Uganda article 19

International lobby group, ARTICLE 19, says freedom of expression and information are increasingly under threat in Uganda.
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