Red Pepper Is Back

Good morning Readers, The mighty Red Pepper is back on the street. Even though the Police raided our Namanve based offices on Monday and curtailed work, we are determined to ensure that we fulfill our promise to keep Ugandans informed with the truth.
Printed from the 'bush'. This is the 'Freedom Issue' it's not our normal quality but pliz accept it.

Printed from the ‘bush’. This is the ‘Freedom Issue’ it’s not our normal quality but please accept it.

Today’s copy is not our daily super quality but we hope you accept it. The Paper has the latest news and analysis as to why the Police raided media houses and in particular our Namanve offices all in the name of searching for General Sejjusa’s now controversial letter that has raffled feathers among Uganda’s top shots.Go get yourselves copies and find out the truth about these raids.

This copy that we have given the name ‘Freedom issue’ is a reminder of where we started as a media company and helps to revive our unfettered spirit in the fight for freedom, knowledge and the truth.

Police’s actions have drawn criticism from Ugandans across the political divide and social media platforms Facebook and Twitter have been overwhelmed with messages condemning the force’s action as an attack on media freedom and demanding that the evil siege comes to an end.

Detectives get excited after seeing a copy of the Red Pepper produced from the 'bush'.

Detectives get excited after seeing a copy of the Red Pepper produced from the ‘bush’.

Meanwhile, the US embassy in Kampala has condemned the actions of the police in shutting down the media saying they will have a chilling effect on the freedoms of expression enshrined in the Ugandan constitution.

The statement read; “The United States values press freedom as a key component of democratic governance. As Under Secretary Sonenshine said in her May 3 op-ed on World Press Freedom Day, journalists play a vital role in open and democratic societies,”

“We understand Ugandan security authorities searched and disrupted operations at several of Uganda’s leading media houses in response to the May 7 publication of a letter containing controversial comments by a Ugandan general on presidential succession in Uganda.

These disruptions, no matter the justifications offered, nonetheless risk having a chilling effect on the freedoms of expression and speech enshrined in the Ugandan Constitution.”

“The United States values press freedom as a key component of democratic governance. As Under Secretary Sonenshine said in her May 3 op-ed on World Press Freedom Day, journalists play a vital role in open and democratic societies,” the statement read in part.

 

“We understand Ugandan security authorities searched and disrupted operations at several of Uganda’s leading media houses in response to the May 7 publication of a letter containing controversial comments by a Ugandan general on presidential succession in Uganda.

 

These disruptions, no matter the justifications offered, nonetheless risk having a chilling effect on the freedoms of expression and speech enshrined in the Ugandan Constitution.”

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the freedoms of expression and speech enshrined in the Ugandan Constitutio – See more at: http://chimpreports.com/index.php/news/10195-mafabi-blasts-gov%E2%80%99t-as-red-pepper-hits-streets.html#sthash.xG93h5ee.dpuf
the freedoms of expression and speech enshrined in the Ugandan Constitutio – See more at: http://chimpreports.com/index.php/news/10195-mafabi-blasts-gov%E2%80%99t-as-red-pepper-hits-streets.html#sthash.xG93h5ee.dpuf
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  • okoth ogenda constantine

    congratulation! am interested in your news not confused politics in uganda. do what it takes to continue giving us the truth.

  • David

    did they get what they wanted?

  • maama

    congraculations Red Pepper and keep it up.!!!!!!!!

  • muswaaza

    welcome back. the truth will triumph

  • Black

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Am sure my favourite “Yours truly” is back and at it again. What a might fighter. Now did they get da original Tinye’s letter? can we see it. Bajja kukakassa!!!

  • Black

    Congratulations!!!!!! let me hope my favourite “Yours truly” is back and at it again. What a mighty fighter!!!!! Now did they get the original Tinye’s letter? can we see it. Bajja kukakassa.

  • rbee

    surely, in the current age, NRM shd be knowing that u can’t stiffle flow of info. GOOD WORK REDPEPPER

  • http://www.facebook.com/okello.emmanuelpius Okello Emmanuel Pius

    Welcome back red pepper, from the bush to the streets.

  • oman

    welcome back redpepper

  • Asiimwe2013

    Hahaha. Kudos “The Mighty Red Pepper”.

  • Jay

    A bit hypocritical of the Anericans especially as they are up in arms against wikileaks.