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Freedom of the press in particular has long been considered crucial to democracy, human rights and development because media houses provide a fundamental informational link between the government and the public. For media consumers, freedom of the media is defined as freedom to consume information or entertainment from any source without government restrictions.And freedom of press is determined by the…
Groups Cite Progress, Concerns Ahead of African Union Summit (Johannesburg, June 10, 2015) – African governments should provide leadership to build on important steps during 2015 to ensure justice for grave international crimes, African and international organizations said in a letter to African International Criminal Court (ICC) members that was released today.
On 13th May 2015, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) appeared before the Standing Committee on Human Rights Affairs in the Parliament of Uganda to present its views on the Non-Governmental Organizations Bill, 2015 (NGO Bill). The Bill is scheduled to be tabled in Parliament this afternoon. This interface was an opportunity for FHRI to contribute to and shape…
In the late 1990s, the United Nations (UN) defined its third Millennium Development Goal as the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. As the UN set a number of specific and quantifiable objectives to meet such goals by the end of the past decade, stakeholders have argued that with respect to political participation of women, such objectives…
Today, the 7th May 2015 in Kampala, Uganda, Dr Livingstone Sewanyana, Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) in Uganda, has scooped the European Union (EU) Human Rights Defenders’ Award, 2015 in Uganda. The award ceremony is taking place at the Residence of the Belgium Ambassador to Uganda right now.

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The Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) is an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan and not-for-profit human rights advocacy organization established in December 1991. It seeks to remove impediments to democratic development and meaningful enjoyment of the fundamental freedoms enshrined in the 1995 Uganda Constitution and other internationally recognized human rights instruments. .

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