Education Politics

HRNJ Faults UCC for Stifling Journalists Operating Space

By APN Reporter


Human rights network for Journalists has faulted the Uganda Communications commission for stifling the operating space for Journalists in the country.

According to Robert Sempala the team leader at Human Rights network for Journalists, the decision by the Uganda communications commission to suspend journalists for what they refer to as being compromised by the opposition and anti-government elements is un called for and against the law.

Sempala was on Thursday speaking at the opening of two day training for Journalists on Physical and digital security for Journalists in western Uganda Held at Acacia Hotel in Mbarara Municipality.

Sempala says that the network has already embarked on a move to challenge the orders that have called for the suspension of media managers and news editors is aimed at threatening journalists and blocking them from standing firm in writing the truth as well as executing their duties professionally.

Sempala adds that once Uganda communications commission fails to rescind its orders and interference in the day to day running of media houses, they are willing to take them on legally.

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