Ugandan government clamps down on journalists for reporting on Bobi Wine case
03 May 2019 | 11:46 am
Uganda's communications commission has suspended over 30 journalists for their roles in reporting about the arrest of opposition figure Bobi Wine. He faces trial for staging a protest and has since been released on bail.
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