By our reporter
The human rights network for journalists (HRNJ) has today launched and released its fourth edition of the Press Freedom Report which indicated a rise in the violation of journalists’ rights mainly by government security agencies with police taking the fast place.
While reading the highlights in the report, HRNJ national coordinator, Wokulira Ssebagala confirmed that they have registered 42 cases of attacks to journalists added that a total 85complaints handled in 2012.
The report also indicated that there has been a rampant paper spray, beating, breaking of gargets, setting up tramped up charges against journalists among others violations by the state organs.
Speaking at the launch of the report today, the Uganda human rights commission chairman Medi Sozi Kagwa urged police to teach its officers various laws in the constitution on how to observe human rights however cautioned the media to practice responsible journalism as they carry on their duties.
Meanwhile, Kampala metropolitan spokesperson Ibin Ssenkumbi apologized to the media fraternity and pledged that the police will change its behaviors towards journalists added that police is ready to have a cordial relationship with the media.