Journalists condemn brutal attacks at FDC offices

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Issue: Media freedom violation

Date: 20 July 2023

Location: Kampala

No. of people affected: Unknown

Profession of affected person(s): Journalist

Perpetrator(s): Political party supporters

What happened

Journalists came out to condemn the barbaric attacks on them following Thursday’s (20/07/2023) incident in which one of their colleagues sustained injuries and others lost their gadgets. Ms Nowamani Ainembabazi, a journalist at Vision Media Group, who had gone to cover a press conference at Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party headquarter in Najjanankumbi, was beaten up by unknown goons outside party premises and rushed to the hospital. Mr Mathias Rukundo, the president of Uganda Journalists Association condemned the attacks and called for the arrest of the suspects as well as the return of the stolen gadgets belonging to journalists.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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