Alerts(2015) articles

Journalists facing Defamation ask Court to dismiss charge sheet

Journalists facing Defamation ask Court to dismiss charge sheet

Kampala, 23rd /October/2015; Four Ugandan journalists have asked Court at Buganda Road to strike out a charge sheet in which they were allegedly joined improperly as parties to a criminal defamation case. This was in a case in which the prosecution, led by Peter Mugisha, alleges that Ronald Nahabwe and Benon Tugumisirize of the Red

Police shoots, detains journalist and assaults others covering opposition politicians.

Kampala, 15th/October/2015; Police in Jinja district in Eastern Uganda have on the 15th October shot and injured a Radio One correspondent in the area, Ivan Vincent Mukisa. He was covering a scuffle between police and supporters of Dr. Kizza Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential flag bearer for the 2016 general elections. Police

Magistrate grants last adjournment in journalist’s assault case

Kampala 08/October/2015; Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Sarah Kaitesi Kisakye yesterday, 7th October 2015 gave prosecution the last adjournment to produce its last witness against a police officer, Joram Mwesigye who beat up and seriously injured a WBS TV journalist Andrew Lwanga. “The case is adjourned to 27th October 2015 for further hearing. I have granted

Counter Terrorism Police arrest journalist

Kampala, 24th /September/2015; The Counter Terrorism Police, yesterday 23rd,September,2015 arrested a journalist from a court room in Kampala, detained him for one and a half hours accusing him of indulging in “ work that is not his”. He was released without any charges. Derrick Kiyonga a court reporter with the Observer newspaper was arrested at

Senior Community Development Officer assaults journalist

Jinja 19th/September/2015; Shamshad Naluggya, a Bukedde TV journalist, was yesterday assaulted by the Njeru Town Council Senior Community Development Officer, Joyce Guleeta, accusing her of recording a meeting without her knowledge. Naluggya had gone to cover a meeting that had been called to follow up a complaint filed by a group of disadvantaged students who

Medical practitioner testifies in journalist’s assault case.

Kampala, 15th September 2015; further hearing of a case in which a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) Journalist, Andrew Lwanga was allegedly assaulted by Joram Mwesigye, the former Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station continued today at the Chief Magistrates Court of Buganda Road., with the medical doctor Nuwamanya Emmanuel giving his evidence. In

Journalists charged with criminal defamation released from prison after six days.

Kampala, 20th/August/2015;  Two Red Pepper journalists were on 19th August released almost a week later since they were remanded to Luzira after failing to pay a cash bail of 2 million Uganda shillings (USD571) each. Nahabwe Ronald and Tugumisiirize Benon were on August 13th , 2015 charged with criminal defamation before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate,

Journalists charged with criminal defamation, remanded to prison for declining to implicate their source

Kampala, 17th/August/2015; Four journalists were on 13th August, this year charged with criminal defamation at the Buganda Road court in Kampala. The four -two from a daily tabloid the Red Pepperand two others from the New Vision all denied the charges and applied for bail. The case was opened against the journalists by two city

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