How Ugandan Media Has Borne the Brunt of Censorship for Decades

There was an international outcry when a video of soldiers beating up a Reuters photojournalist who was covering a demonstration supporting detained Bobi Wine. In 2016 a press freedom index report by the Human Rights Network for Journalists named the police force as the top violator of press freedom in the country for the fourth consecutive year.

Ugandan soldiers beating up Reuters photojournalist James Akena as he covered the protests over the detention of several Opposition MPs in Kampala (file photo).

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