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Local news paper raided because of a story they published

In May 2013, The Daily Monitor (a local privately-owned newspaper) was raided by 50 plain-clothed Police in search of evidence against an army general, David Sejjusa.
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Activists arrested because of Facebook post

In January 2016, Charles Rwomushana, a former Internal Security Organization (ISO) Head of Political Intelligence, was arrested after he published a picture on Facebook, which allegedly showed the dead body of Christopher Aine, the security chief of opposition presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi.
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CSOs under investigations for what is termed as "unlawful activities"

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has kicked off investigations into the activities of a Kampala-based a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) linked to what the state terms as involvement in alleged unlawful activities.
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High handedness in enforcing the presidential directives on public transport as a measure to limit the spread of COVID 19.

On 26th March 2020, Two people are admitted to hospital after they were shot by police officers deployed to enforce President Museveni’s suspension of public transport in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID 19).
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Communication Commission issues Worrisome Directives to Media Houses.

On 30 April 2019, the Uganda Communications Commission issued worrisome directives to seven radio stations and six television stations ordering management of these media houses to immediately suspend Producers, Heads of News, and Heads of Programmes, pending investigations of alleged “repeated breach of the minimum broadcasting standards.
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