Blog: Ugandan press finds unexpected ally in judiciary

6 Jul

Police confront Daily Monitor journalist Yusufu Muziransa. (Daily Monitor)

With a medical drip attached to his hand,
camped outside police headquarters along Parliamentary Avenue in Uganda’
capital, Kampala, William
Ntege
was determined to get his video cameras back. Police had beaten
Ntege, a journalist with the private broadcaster WBS, and damaged two of his
cameras as he covered elections last year, according to local
reports
.  “I am here for my two
cameras that were destroyed by the Ugandan police. We are fed up,” read a
placard Ntege held up to passing police and the public last week before being
invited in by the police for negotiations, according to local journalists. 

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/blog/2012/07/ugandan-press-finds-unexpected-ally-in-judiciary.php

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