HRNJ To Drag Kayihura, UCC To Court Over Media Siege

viagra geneva;”>As he addressed journalists in Namuwongo near the Monitor Publication offices, the HRNJ National Co-ordinator, Geoffrey Wokulira Ssebagala said if UCC doesn’t switch on KFM and Dembe FM within one day, they will take it court for arbitrarily closing down these two stations.

Wokulira said the unlawful siege and closure is total defiance of court orders issued mid-last week which cancelled the warrant the government used to take over these media outlets.

“Court recalled the search warrant on grounds that the government abused it when it went ahead to close down two radios after declaring its premises a ‘crime scene’ thereby stopping the victim media houses from conducting any work,” he said.

Wokulira added that continued closure of these media houses amounts to economic sabotage, gross impunity and contravention of the fundamental freedoms and rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

“The state of Press freedom in Uganda continues to shrink despite the fact that it is the State’s obligation to protect, uphold as well as promote it at all times,” he said.


HRNJ-Uganda has therefore called upon all journalists and all stake holders to join and camp at both Nation Media offices and Red Pepper in solidarity and witness the continued abuse of the law with impunity from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

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