Samson Kasumba

The Uganda Editors’ Guild has noted with concern reports of the arrest of
Samson Kasumba, a news anchor at NBS Television. We are also aware of
comments by the police spokesperson that Mr Kasumba is being held in
connection with allegations unrelated to his work as a journalist.

The Uganda Editors’ Guild calls on the Uganda Police Force to conduct a
quick and transparent investigation into the matter while ensuring that Mr
Kasumba has access to legal counsel, and all his other rights are respected.
We shall remain appraised of the matter and take this opportunity to remind
all Ugandans, including those in positions of authority, that
#JournalismIsNotACrime.

Alex B. Atuhaire
For Interim Chairman
Uganda Editors’ Guild
Kampala, 21 April 2020

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