In the space of two weeks, two radio stations in Uganda were taken off the air, minutes into their talk shows during which they were hosting Dr. Kizza Besigye, leader of the opposition party Forum for Democratic Change.
The detained BBC journalists say they were working on an investigation into the alleged sale of government drugs on the black market.
Uganda’s Unity FM radio station was raided by heavily armed police personnel and military officers, taken off air and 6 of their journalists were arrested for allegedly inciting violence.
A hit list with the names of 12 journalists and reasons why they should be killed was sent to the offices of the South Buganda Journalists Association (SOBUJA) in Uganda.
Ugandan police detained journalists covering the return of opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine from the US after undergoing medical treatment.
Journalists covering electoral campaigns in Uganda are constantly being attacked by supporters and security agents and their equipment is either being damaged or confiscated.
3 journalists were arrested by Uganda police while covering a demonstration by local mobile money operators protesting the newly introduced tax on mobile money transactions.
President Museveni’s latest insults against the media during a live broadcast undermine media freedom and put journalists at risk.
A newly passed law in Uganda will require users of WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in Uganda to pay a mandatory daily levy of 200 Ugandan Shillings (about $0.05 cents).
Arrests follow the publication of an article claiming Ugandan President was plotting against Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame.
The Daily Monitor’s Executive Editor, Charles Odoobo Bichachi and Red Pepper’s Deputy News Editor Kintu Richard, have been charged with libel over stories about the presidential age limit.
On 24 August 2017, police officers at Katwe Police station stoned five journalists who were covering staff quarters that had caught fire at the police station.
Banning of film adds to Uganda’s ongoing repression of LGBTQI+ people.
After 33 days in jail, the Buganda Road Magistrates Court released Stella Nyanzi, an academic, activist, and poet, on bail. However, she continues to face charges under the Computer Misuse Act, in violation of her right to freedom of expression.