How BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, AP covered Bobi protests


When presidential candidate Robert Kyaggulanyi aka Bobi Wine walked out of the Iganga Chief Magistrate’s court a free man last week after his brutal arrest and two-day incarceration, Uganda had already earned herself some unwelcome international attention and headlines drawn from protests sparked by Bobi’s arrest and the brutal push by law enforcement to put them down.

His violent arrest in the full focus of the media and the sheer brute force used by law enforcement to quell supporters’ protests that followed drew a steady stream of intense local and international news coverage. The Guardian, CNN, France 24, BBC, AP News, Al Jazeera and New York Times covered the protests that drew an angry uproar and killed an estimated 45 people.

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Below is how the foreign media framed the story….

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