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Court acquits four journalists of criminal defamation charges

Kampala, 16th/ March/2017; The Chief Magistrates Court at Buganda Road has acquitted four journalists of criminal defamation and convicted the source of defamatory information. Madina Nalwanga, Patrick Tumwesigye of New Vision and Benon Tugumiisirize, Ronald Nahabwe formerly of Red Pepper were found not “criminally liable” for what was published and had no intention to defame

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Media rights body wants Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal against lenient sentence

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda has promised to assist the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal against the sentence of a fine against the police officer who gruesomely attacked a journalist in 2014. Addressing journalists at Hotel Triangle today in Kampala, the National Coordinator, Robert Ssempala said: “We shall assist Andrew Lwanga in all ways possible

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Business woman sentenced to one year in prison for assaulting a journalist

Kayunga, 15th/ March/2017; A business woman in Kayunga District, Naluwa Rose, has been convicted and sentenced to a one year jail term by the Magistrates’ Court at Kayunga, for assaulting a Sauti FM journalist Mukiibi Sula. “I have critically analyzed the evidence submitted by the prosecution and the defence and therefore find the accused person guilty

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Court acquits four journalists of criminal defamation charges

Kampala, 16th/ March/2017; The Chief Magistrates Court at Buganda Road has acquitted four journalists of criminal defamation and convicted the source of defamatory information. Madina Nalwanga, Patrick Tumwesigye of New Vision and Benon Tugumiisirize, Ronald Nahabwe formerly of Red Pepper were found not “criminally liable” for what was published and had no intention to defame

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Media rights body wants Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal against lenient sentence

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda has promised to assist the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal against the sentence of a fine against the police officer who gruesomely attacked a journalist in 2014. Addressing journalists at Hotel Triangle today in Kampala, the National Coordinator, Robert Ssempala said: “We shall assist Andrew Lwanga in all ways possible

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