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Police occupy Uganda newspaper offices

Government accused of preventing free speech after police raid newspaper offices and take radio stations off air.

Last Modified: 27 May 2013 21:06
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Journalists and activists in Uganda are standing up against a government they accuse of preventing free speech.

Two newspaper offices are being occupied by police, a week after they were shut down.

Radio stations have also been taken off the air.

Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from Kampala.

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