Crime

Police scoops award of Violating Journalists’ rights

The Uganda police force has topped the list of Violators of Journalist rights in the country.

According to the report 83 of the 135 cases of violations and abuses against journalists recorded by ‘Human Rights Network For Journalists Uganda’ in 2016 were carried out by police.

In 2015, cases of violations and abuses against journalists by police were 107 of the 143 total recorded annual cases

Director of Democracy, Rights and Governance at USAID Nils Mueller says there’s already 27 cases of press freedom violations this year including 11 assaults and 12 arrests.

A police officer pushing a journalist as she tried to cover a protestors during the closure of Daily Monitor in 2013

 

 

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