Bobi Wine condemns police attack on NBS Television journalists

Issue: Media freedom violation

Date: 11 April 2023

Location: Kampala

No. of people affected: Two

Profession of affected person(s): Journalist

Perpetrator(s): Police

What happened

Police on Tuesday 11th April turned their wrath on journalists covering a press conference of the medical interns and senior house officers (SHOs) and sprayed them with pepper spray indiscriminately.

Among the injured were Thomas Kitimbo, a video journalist working for NBS television and Francis Isano, the photographer.

In the news briefing, medics were protesting against the delayed deployment of medical interns to training facilities and the delayed salaries for senior house officers.

During the scuffle, a police officer identified as Ogwal with badge number 49563 turned around and pepper sprayed journalists who had put on press jackets and holding cameras and had identity cards.”

Source: Nile Post 

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