Human Rights Network for Journalists – Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda)
Articles by Human Rights Network for Journalists – Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda)
Uganda's opposition leader Kizza Besigye speaks during a press conference at his office in Kampala, 22 December 2017, ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images

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.

A doctor and patient in Bweyale medical center, northern Uganda, 2 March 2016, Godong/UIG via Getty Images

The detained BBC journalists say they were working on an investigation into the alleged sale of government drugs on the black market.

South African members of the LGBTQI community protest Tanzania's treatment of the community, outside the Tanzania High Commission in Pretoria, 26 November 2018, PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP/Getty Images

Africa in November: Continued attacks on LGBTQI+ community and detention of CPJ staffers in Tanzania, an outspoken academic arrested – again, a petition challenging freedom of assembly filed, Unwanted Witness takes government to court over internet shutdown in Uganda, and more.

People listen to the radio as the results of the Uganda presidential elections are announced in a Kampala suburb, 20 February 2016, ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images

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.

Gambian President Adama Barrow delivers a speech during his visit to Faraba Banta on 22 June 2018, where three protesters were killed by police in an anti-pollution rally a few days before, CLAIRE BARGELES/AFP/Getty Images

Africa in October: Somali journalist shot and killed, how Tanzania’s new law on statistics impacts freedom of expression, the Gambia sets up a truth and reconciliation commission, and the West Africa Conference on Investigative Journalism.

View to the Palace to the Parliament of the Kingdom of Bundaga, in Uganda, 25 October 2017, ilf_/Flickr, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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.

Sauti Sol, a four-member Afro-fusion band from Nairobi, Kenya, performs at the SouthWest music festival in Austin, Texas, 14 March 2012, Kitra Cahana/ Getty Images

Unrelenting attacks on journalists in Uganda; subtle curbing of media freedom in Nigeria; excessive press accreditation fees in Mozambique; and musicians on the radar for articulating people’s frustrations.

A supporter holds a political poster of musician turned politician, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi, in a suburb of Kampala, Uganda, 30 June 2017, ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images

Journalists covering electoral campaigns in Uganda are constantly being attacked by supporters and security agents and their equipment is either being damaged or confiscated.