Activists oppose forceful possession of passwords for Red pepper journalists

Human rights defenders oppose the manner in which police obtained passwords for emails, computers, and phones of the eight jailed Red Pepper editors and managers.

Media reports indicate that the editors were forced by police detectives to reveal their passwords as police sought to establish the source of the story which alleges that president Museveni plots to overthrow the Rwandan government.

The acting Chief Executive Officer Un wanted Witness Dorothy Mukasa says police’s act violates the right to privacy and is contrary to the journalism code of ethics of not revealing news sources that prefer anonymity

Story by

Eva Namugabi

November 29 2017