The Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-U) has decried various violations against journalists during the electioneering period.
The group, which works towards the promotion, protection and respect of human rights by defending and building capacity of journalists, recorded 70 cases between October 2015 and 25 February 2016. Some of the violations include physical assault, destruction of journalists’ work equipment, intimidation, arrest and detention as well as closure of a media house.
In a statement issued on Friday, 26 February 2016, the HRNJ-U coordinator Robert Ssempala appealed to all stakeholders to work towards building a conducive working environment for journalists.
Read the full statement here: