The Uganda’s Observer Newspaper Headquarters in Kamwokya, a suburb in capital city Kampala have reportedly been raided today.
The unknown men during the raid took away the computers in the newsroom while other computers had their hard-drives vandalized.
In the past, Uganda’s Independent Daily, Monitor Publications and The Red Pepper suffered from raids after they were accused of publishing stories ‘critical’ of Museveni’s government.
The raids were widely condemned by media practitioners for stifling press freedom in the country where democratic governance remains questionable.
Various Human Rights groups both fighting for press freedom said the raids were meant to muzzle the media and bend them from principles of journalism.
More details to come…