Posts tagged freedom of expression


Besigye arrest puts the police on the spot as room for freedom of expression narrows ahead of Uganda polls

According to the EC statistics, over 15 million voters are expected to turn up for the highly anticipated voting exercise but if the intimidation, arrest or threat of arrest, and violence continue to dominate Uganda’s public sphere, voter turnout could go down as in past elections , affecting the outcome of the election. What can we expect? Alex Taremwa from Kampala reports.

Reda el-Fouly in a still taken from her music video entitled Sib Eddi. Image: Uni - Sib Eddi, youtube
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Is intolerance hiding behind cultural and religious conservatism?

The recent arrest and trial of Reda el-Fouly, an Egyptian woman jointly charged with her partner for “disrupting morality” and “inciting debauchery” over a risqué music video filmed and posted online, has again raised questions over the protection of civil liberties, freedom of expression and artistic creativity in today’s climate of cultural and religious conservatism.