Information and Communication Minister Judith Nabakooba says she is ready to mediate between journalists and security agencies to foster peace and work relations to reduce current conflict.
” Am ready to mediate to ensure that media and security agencies improve work together. Journalists and government institutions have been working together peacefully and there is no need for conflict,” Nabakooba said.
She was briefing media at her ministry on Sunday on weekly round up of events.
“Government respects and takes the freedom of the media seriously. Over the years government has worked hard to ensure that the media industry progress without an interruptions. We must remember that Uganda has one of the most vibrant media industry in Africa with over 300 radio stations,” Judith Nabakooba said.
Meanwhile, the bishop for the Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) in Uganda, Jacinto Kibuuka described as barbaric, the continued acts of brutality meted by security agencies towards Ugandans.
The military police on Wednesday assaulted journalists who had gone to cover Robert Kyagulanyi’s petition to the United Nations Human Rights body in Kololo.
A number of them sustained severe injuries from the beatings by the military.
Speaking during the Ash Wednesday celebrations at the Mamre International Prayer Centre Namugongo, Kibuuka said by the look of things, covering Kyagulanyi is now a crime. He noted that the government of Uganda should come clear on this.
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