(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - 10 October 2011 - Uganda's human rights record will be reviewed on 11 October 2011 during the 12th Session of the Working Group on Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights Council. ARTICLE 19 urges Uganda to use this as an opportunity to review and repeal unduly restrictive freedom of expression legislation, including criminal defamation and excessively broad powers accorded to state media regulatory bodies. In addition, the issue of violence against journalists, human rights defenders and political opponents also needs to be addressed at this review.
16 March 2011
SOURCE: ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - London, 14.03.11 - In preparation for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the human rights situation in Uganda, ARTICLE 19 has submitted a report highlighting the country's restrictive legislation related to the media and freedom of expression; the failure of the government to implement the access to information legislation; and the frequent attacks on journalists, human rights defenders and political opponents.
ARTICLE 19's submission focuses on restrictive legislation regarding …