Under new law, Ugandans must request police’s permission to protest
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A Ugandan man listens to his radio for the final announcement of the presidential election results as his wife looks on, near the home of Presidential candidate Bobi Wine, in Magere, Uganda, 16 January 2021, YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

Two radio stations – Busoga One FM and Baba FM – were shut down over alleged incitement to violence following their announcement of provisional results for Uganda’s presidential and parliamentary elections.

A heavily armed police officer sits on a car positioned outside the headquarters of Bobi Wine's National Unity Platform (NUP), in Kampala, Uganda, 18 January 2021, YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

Along with ramping up the volume on violence and repression in recent weeks, President Museveni has, over the years, relied heavily on putting restrictive laws and policies in place.

Human Rights Network or Journalists Uganda is concerned with newly introduced piecemeal registration requirements imposed by the Media Council of Uganda ahead of the scheduled January election.