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Open justice victory in Ugandan case

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24 Oct 2014

On 20 October 2014, the High Court of Uganda ordered that the trial of Ronald Poteri, a police detective accused of leaking secret audio recordings between the Ugandan Inspector General of Police and youths from the ruling National Resistance Movement Party, should be open to journalists and the public.

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Explaining the Issues: False News

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8 Jul 2014

We have previously looked at how criminal libel and national security laws are increasingly being used to silence journalists. The third, and lesser known, law that is also used in this way is the criminalisation of publishing "false news".

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Focus On: Uganda

Date: 
27 Jul 2013

Since 2009 Human Rights Network for Journalists in Uganda has documented more than 300 journalists who have been subjected to different forms of violence with impunity.

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