HRNJ condemns attacks on journalists covering local council elections

Issue: Media freedom violation

Date: 23 June 2023

Location: Bukedea

No. of people affected: Three

Profession of affected person(s): Journalist

Perpetrator(s): Unknown

What happened

Brutal actions were meted out against journalists who covered the by-elections of the Bukedea District Local Council (LC5) and consequently the confiscation of their gadgets. The journalists were attacked while covering the distribution of voting materials for the by-elections and their gadgets were confiscated.

The affected journalists included Eddy Enuru a correspondent for NBS TV, George Muron a correspondent for Daily Monitor and reporter at Mama Bukedea FM and John Bosco Ojojo of Continental FM.

Eddy’s camera was confiscated and damaged along with his mobile phone in the full glare of electoral officials and security people in uniform.

The gadgets of George Muron and John Bosco Ojojo were confiscated by unknown men riding on a motorbike as they left Tamula polling station in Bukedea Town Council.

Source: Africafex 

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