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Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) was established in 2005 by a group of journalists who had developed a sense of activism, and it was formally registered as an independent, non-profit and non-partisan media organization in 2006. The identity of HRNJ-Uganda lies with its diverse membership of over 729 journalists from both print and electronic media as well as freelance investigative journalists and students.

HRNJ-Uganda is proud being the leading journalists and media practitioners’ network in Uganda whose core business is to promote and protect the rights and freedoms journalists, media practitioners and institutions as provided for in the Uganda constitution and international statutes:

Our Vision

HRNJ-Uganda envisions ‘A society that is free from human rights violation and abuse’

Our Mission

Enhancing the promotion, protection and respect of the rights of journalists and media freedoms through research, advocacy, legal support, capacity building, and emergency support

News Alerts

Kampala, 17th/December/2021; The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Jane Frances Abodo has withdrawn charges of criminal libel and offensive communication…

Kayunga, 17th December, 2021: Three Ugandan journalists including Micheal Kakumirizi a photo journalists with the Daily Monitor, Joy Lule of…

The court at Buganda Road has remanded Pidson Kareire, a journalist attached to Drone Media, an online publication to Kitalya…

Kampala, 17th/June/2021; Court at Buganda Road has this afternoon granted cash bail to two online journalists, Pidson Kareire and Darious…

Kampala, 27th/May/2021; Court at Buganda Road has this afternoon 27th May 2021 remanded two journalists to wit Pidson Kareire and Darious…

Kampala, 10th/ May/2021; Court at Buganda Road has today 10th May 2021 adjourned a case in which four Radio Simba…

Kampala 18th February 2021; About 10 journalists are nursing injuries after they were assaulted by the military police personnel who…

Kampala, 19th/January/2021; The High Court of Uganda at Kampala quashed the directives of the Media Council of Uganda to have…

Kampala, January, 24th/2012; a journalist working with Capital FM radio in Kampala, Gideon Tugume was attacked by gunmen on the night…

Kampala, 13th/Mar/2012; A government investigation report has exonerated the Uganda Police Force in the alleged shooting of a Daily Monitor…

09th/Mar/2012: A case in which former Kalangala district chairperson Daniel Kikoola accuses a journalist Ronald Ssembuusi of criminal libel has…

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Journalists Empowered

HRNJ-Uganda has empowered journalists and media practitioners in areas of safety and security, Human rights, ethics and professionalism, Legal justice system among others.

Journalists Supported

HRNJ-Uganda on various occasions has gone to police whenever a journalist has been arrested and also handled law suits involving journalists.

Projects Implemented

The organisation has implemented and worked on different projects from different donors that aim towards promoting press freedom in Uganda

Districts Reached

HRNJ-Uganda has worked in the various districts of Uganda