ON THE MEDIA | The Shrinking Space for Media Freedom in Uganda

September 28, 2018

Uganda Police Force manhandle a journalist covering a demonstration in Kampala, Uganda. Courtesy: Wambi Michael

Last month, a horrifying video circulated on social media in Uganda. It shows Reuters photographer, James Akena, surrounded by Uganda Peoples Defense Force soldiers who beat him as he raised his hands in the air in surrender. He was unarmed and held only his camera.  Akena suffered deep cuts to his head and injuries on his hands, neck and fingers for which he had to be hospitalized. He is yet to resume work. But a

Source: KAMPALA, Sep 27 2018 (IPS), By Wambi Michael The Shrinking Space for Media Freedom in Uganda

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