Ugandan journalists walk out of security media conference in Kampala in protest of increased violence against them by security forces. On Sunday two journalists were shot at, one critically injured, in the scuffle between opposition politician’s campaigners and security forces.
The Nigerian government is making plans to regulate the use of social media. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and several laws-makers at different levels are talking about a pending bill explaining that responsible journalists have nothing to fear as the government’s intention was not to gag the media but to restore sanity to the nation’s airwave.
On Inside Suff today, Martin Oloja discusses why FG increases hate speech fine from N500,000 to N5 million. The Federal Government on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, announced the increase of fine for hate speech from N500 to N5 million.