The Uganda Editors' Guild expresses concern and condemns in the strongest terms possible the attacks and restrictions on journalists covering the on-going fees strike at Makerere University.
Among those attacked or injured as security agencies responded to the protests at Makerere University on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 were journalists from NBS Television, the Nation Media Group – Uganda, the Uganda Radio Network, whereas security agencies had earlier been reported to have restricted access and intimidated journalists from BBC, Bukedde TV and BBS.
We call upon the Uganda Police Force and sister security agencies to respect the freedom of journalists to cover the protests as enshrined in the Ugandan Constitution and to avoid actions that compromise their individual safety.
Journalists in the country are urged to keep reporting about topical issues professionally and to report any restrictions or threats made against them.
Daniel K. Kalinaki, interim chairman (0782705271)
Sylvia Nankya, interim secretary (0778120939)