MEDIA SIEGE DAY 10 IN PICTURES

Police rough up demostrators protesting the media closure
Police rough up demostrators protesting the media closure

On Monday, Journalists organized under the Human Rights Network for Journalists vowed to stay at the Daily Monitor Premises, until the publication’s offices are opened by government.

A policeman tries to warn the camera man not to take his photo in vain
A policeman tries to warn the camera man not to take his photo in vain

The police yesterday morning fought running battles with a group of journalists who were taking part in the solidarity march that aimed at protesting the continued closure and siege of the four media Houses. Several Journalists were clobbered and briefly arrested by Police.

Police was involved with running battles with the journalists
Police was involved with running battles with the journalists

Their demonstration follows Police’s action to close The Monitor and Red Pepper publications on May 20, and immediately declared their offices a crime scene. Police then begun the search for a document allegedly authored by Gen. David Sejusa a.k.a Tinyefuza.

Al jazeera journalist flee teargas cannisters on eighth street in Namuwongo, the home of the closed Daily Monitor, KFM and Dembe FM. Photo by Isaac Kasamani.
Al jazeera journalist flee teargas cannisters on eighth street in Namuwongo, the home of the closed Daily Monitor, KFM and Dembe FM. Photo by Isaac Kasamani.

In the letter first published by the Daily Monitor, General Sejjusa allegedly directs the head of the Internal Security Organization (ISO) to investigate a plot to eliminate those opposed to the ‘Muhoozi Project’.

Journalists carry a cross as a sign of lost press freedom during the Journalists' demonstration at the home of Daily Monitor, KFM and Dembe FM in Namuwongo. Photo by Rachel Mabala
Journalists carry a cross as a sign of lost press freedom during the Journalists’ demonstration at the home of Daily Monitor, KFM and Dembe FM in Namuwongo. Photo by Rachel Mabala

The ‘Muhoozi Project’ is loose translation of an alleged plan by the President to have his son succeed him as a president when he finally leaves office.

Police rough up a female journalist who was taking part in the demo
Police rough up a female journalist who was taking part in the demo

The closure of the media houses has drawn condemnation from various groups including the European Union Delegation in Uganda, US Embassy and the United Nations among others.

General Sejjusa is said to be in Europe and according to international news network, Al jazeera, he has requested protection of the UK Police.

3 thoughts on “MEDIA SIEGE DAY 10 IN PICTURES

  1. I doubt whether we aren’t going back to dictatership. Udanda police be aware, the whole world is seeing what you are doing on your fellow brothers and sisters.

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