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ugandaUgandan journalists face several legal obstacles when carrying out their work. In 2005  the government passed the Broadcasting Media Act, followed by the Press and Journalistic Act in 2006. These have significantly constrained freedom of expression. Journalists have also been physically assaulted, intimidated and harassed by the Ugandan Police Force, government officials and faith-based organisations. Few perpetrators have been arrested, despite the fact that many cases are brought to the attention of higher authorities, and impunity for violence against journalists is on the increase.

ARTICLE 19 is working with journalists in Uganda, training them on safety and protection. We are also working to increase the public’s understanding of the role of free and independent media in development so as to safeguard good governance and human rights.