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2017 and Mutabazi's Endless Directives
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President Yoweri Museveni enjoyed prime time on all major radio and television stations in the country as he delivered his end of year speech last evening. This, thanks to a directive by the executive director of Uganda Communications Commission UCC, Engineer Godfrey Mutabazi. URN takes you through some of the UCC directives in 2017.

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  • Red Pepper Editors Out on Bail
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    Three editors and five directors of The Red Pepper have today been released on a non-cash bail of 20 million shillings. This comes almost a month after they were arrested for publishing a story alleging that President Yoweri Museveni was plotting to overthrow his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame.

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  • Culture of Secrecy Blots 12 Years of Information Law
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    Journalists and researchers in Uganda still struggle to access information from government officials, 12 years after the law on access to information was enacted. In 2005, Parliament passed the Access to Information Act, thereby operationalising, at least in principle, Article 41 of the Constitution which provides for the right of every citizen of access to information in the possession of the State or any other organ or agency of the State.

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