• Uganda: Singer’s ‘pornography’ prosecution

    In February 2014, the Ugandan government implemented a new pornography law – the Anti-Pornography Act. Half a year later, in September 2014, the 20-year-old Ugandan pop singer Jemimah Kansiime published a music video for which, under the new law, she was arrested and prosecuted. In May 2015, the story went around that world that Kansiime […]
  • United Kingdom: Two concerts with Ugandan rapper cancelled

    Ugandan rapper Bobi Wine (real name: Robert Kyagulanyi) has had two planned performances in the UK pulled after venues learned of the singer’s anti-LGBTI stance, reported Gay News Network on 31 July 2014. A theatre in London and a venue in Birmingham have refused to host upcoming shows by the rapper after news surfaced the […]
  • World-wide: Calls for censorship of ‘indecent’ songs

    SUMMARY ARTICLE ##PagePublishedLong## World-wide:Calls for censorship of ‘indecent’ songs Indecency is prohibited by law in many societies around the world, but where to draw the line and when to actually ban a song because it is considered indecent, profane, immoral or offending against the recognised standards of propriety… this is an on-going debate which presently […]
  • Uganda: Commission bans song for being critical of City Authority Director

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Uganda: Commission bans song for being critical of City Authority Director The Uganda Communication Commission denied Bobi Wine’s song ‘Tugambire ku Jennifier’ airplay in Ugandan radio and tv because the body received complaints from several people about that it is abusive. The Human Rights Network for Journalists called on the Uganda Communication Commission […]
  • Uganda: Two songs banned for ‘defamation’

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Uganda: Two songs banned for ‘defamation’ Two songs by musician Mathias Walukagga – a prominent ‘kadongo kamu’ artist in Uganda’s capital Kampala – was banned from being played or distributed as from 3 November 2009 on the pretext that they were meant to demean and belittle a prominent business man in Kampala, Ssalongo […]
  • Uganda/Denmark: Dance troupe forced to cancel performance

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Denmark:Ugandans forced to cancel performance Because of a ban from Uganda’s government, and because of fear of “reprisals”, the Danish-Ugandan dance troupe Faces of Uganda decided to cancel their performance scheduled for an opening of a controversial exhibition in Copenhagen The exhibition entitled ‘The Hornsleth Village Project’ by Danish artist Kristian von Hornsleth […]
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