Only Accredited Journalists to Cover 2021 Elections Effective Today- Police Has Warned

Only Accredited Journalists to Cover 2021 Elections Effective Today- Police Has Warned

The Uganda Police has issued a press statement informing the public that effective 31st December, 2020 only journalists and media practitioners who are accredited by the Media Council will be recognized during the coverage of political campaigns and other electoral events.

The statement dated 30th December 2020 and signed by Maj.Gen. Paul Lokechthe Deputy Inspector General of Police informs all accredited journalists that zonal and territorial commanders of the Police have been availed the list of all successfully accredited journalists for ease of verification.

The Media Council of Uganda early this month started a process of registration all practicing journalists in the country.

The chairperson of the Media Council Paulo Ekochu said that all media houses both local and international including freelance journalists who fail to register will have criminal charges placed against them. The deadline for the registration process was extended from the 21st to the 31st December.