Alerts(2015) articles

State House orders Journalist to delete Mbabazi’s congratulatory message from magazine and apologize.

State House orders Journalist to delete Mbabazi’s congratulatory message from magazine and apologize.

Kiruhura, 05th/August/2015; The Managing Director of Eshato Publications Limited, Pison Mugizi has been ordered to delete Mbabazi’s congratulatory message from a consecration magazine of the new Bishop of the North Ankole Diocese, Nathan Namanya. Information obtained by Human Rights Network for Journalist-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) indicates that this occurred at a meeting convened by the Diocesan Secretary

A Police officer arrested for assaulting a journalist.

Kampala,27th July, 2015;   Edward Tibamwenda, a police officer attached to Lungujja police station was on 24th July 2015 arrested  for allegedly assaulting a Vision Group Correspondent Frederick Kiwanuka  based in Luweero District. The Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station (DPC)  Ochamuringa Emmanuel told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda that Tibamwenda was arrested on

Ruling party boss fires journalists over hosting opposition presidential hopeful

Jinja, 23rd/July/2015; Three journalists were on 21st , July, 2015 suspended over hosting an opposition presidential hopeful who is also the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader, Dr. Kizza Besigye on Baba FM radio without permission from the radio management. The radio was switched off about 15 minutes into the one hour long talk-show

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Police and President’s representative arrest radio station manager for criticizing the President.

Gulu, 22nd/July/2015; Police and the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) for Gulu District in Northern Uganda, on 21st July 2015 arrested Payira Bonny a radio talk-show host who is also the Programmes Manager of Jal Fresh FM, for allegedly using abusive language against the Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni during a one hour talk-show which discussed

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Court nullifies Speaker’ dismissal of journalists from Parliament

Kampala, 04th / July / 2015; High Court in Kampala, on 03rd July 2015, nullified the Speaker’s dismissal of journalists Sulaiman Kakaire and David Tash Lumu from covering news in Parliament over a story titled ‘How Kadaga, Oulanyah fought over petition’ published in a local bi-weekly newspaper The Observer, on the 21st January 2013 edition

HRNJ-Uganda alert, media body HRNJ-Uganda loses property worth millions in office break-in.

Kampala, 30th/June/2015; A media rights body, Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) has lost vital information and property to unknown persons who broke into their office premises in Kayanja Triangle Zone in Rubaga, a Kampala suburb, and made away with all desktop computers, laptops, documents and unspecified amount of money for project activities. “It is

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist acquitted of ‘obstruction’ charges

Kampala, 22nd June 2015; Mulindwa Mukasa, a journalist with the Associated Press, has on 22nd June been acquitted by the Magistrates Court of obstructing the former District Police Commander, Wandegeya Police station, Julius Ceaser Tusingwire while executing his duties. In her ruling, the Senior Principal Magistrate at the Law Development Centre Court, Jolly Nkore Shwanda

HRNJ-Uganda alert, police detain journalist for photographing a suspect at court

Kampala, 19th/June/2015; a court reporter working with the Vision Group, Betty Amamukirori was on  18th June, arrested by the police at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo, a Kampala suburb  for photographing a suspect during a court break. She declined to delete the said photos, and later released without a charge. Betty told Human Rights Network