Uganda Police Criticised Over Media Attack

The police raid on several media organisations for publishing an article about the alleged plan to bring President Yoweri Museveni's son to power has drawn widespread criticism.

Silenced media: Human rights activists protest Daily Monitor newspaper raid by police.

  • Uganda:  Police Raid News Outlets in Media Crackdown in Uganda (press release)

    Committee to Protect Journalists, 21 May 2013

    Ugandan police surrounded the Kampala offices of two private newspapers for seven hours on Monday, barring access to the premises, disabling printing presses, and effectively ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Uganda Criticised for Wildest Media Attack

    The Independent, 21 May 2013

    Uganda police abused its power and the law by closing two independent newspapers and radio stations in the wildest media attack, The African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) has ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Police Continue Monitor Search

    New Vision, 21 May 2013

    The Police have said they are yet to complete their search at the Monitor and Red Pepper offices. In a brief statement signed by Judith Nabakooba, the Police spokesperson, the ... read more »

  • Uganda:  U.S. Criticizes Uganda Media Attack

    The Independent, 21 May 2013

    The U.S. on May.21 criticised the raid of two newspapers and closure of two other radio stations saying the disruptions, no matter the justifications offered, risk having a ... read more »

  • Africa:  African Press Review 21 May 2013

    Radio France Internationale, 21 May 2013

    Uganda's press complains of censorship. Will Barack Obama skip Kenya on his next Africa tour? And why has Zimbabwe's Chamber of Mines fallen out with the government? read more »

  • Uganda:  Our Closure Not About Sejusa Letter - Red Pepper

    The Observer, 21 May 2013

    Police yesterday raided and closed down Daily Monitor and Red Pepper offices claiming to be searching for original copies purportedly written by Gen David Sejusa on the so-called ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Who Should Own Uganda's News Media? (editorial)

    The Observer, 19 May 2013

    Every May 3, matters of media freedom come under renewed focus, as we mark World Press Freedom day. And this month has not been any different. read more »

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