Red Pepper Editors Denied Bail in Ugandan Court

The editors and directors of Red Pepper, a popular tabloid newspaper,  will remain in jail until December 19 when a court will consider their bail appeal. The group was detained on November 21 over what authorities called a fake news story about a political plot implicating the president.



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    Monitor, 7 December 2017

    The United States Ambassador to Uganda, Ms Deborah Malac, has described the media environment in Uganda as "increasingly threatening" and reminded government of its responsibility… Read more »

  • Africa:  In Defense of Uganda's Red Pepper

    CPJ, 13 December 2017

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  • Uganda:  No Bail Yet for Red Pepper Editors

    Independent (Kampala), 5 December 2017

    The editors and directors of one of Uganda's most popular tabloid newspaper groups Red Pepper will remain remanded until December 19 when Buganda Road Court will consider their… Read more »

Red Pepper editors and directors in court on December 5, 2017.

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