Alerts(2014) articles

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist convicted of criminal defamation

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist convicted of criminal defamation

Kalangala, 3rd/October /2014; A Central Broadcasting Service (CBS) radio journalist, Ronald Ssembuusi has been convicted of criminal defamation by Kalangala Grade 1 Magistrate for voicing a story on November 17, 2011 implicating the former District Chairman Daniel Kikoola in the theft of solar panels donated by African Development Bank. “A statement implicating a person in

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Hearing of a ‘Disobedience of lawful orders’ case against a journalist fails to take off

Kasangati, 23rd/September/2014; A Vision Group journalist, Adrian Bwanika Bbaale has on 23rd September, asked court to dismiss a case in which the Kasangati based police accuses him of ‘Disobedience of lawful orders’. This was after the State Attorney prosecuting the matter failed to turn-up in court. Bwanika, through his lawyers Catherine Anite and Kirabira Tonny

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Human Rights Commission hears more evidence in journalist’s case

Kampala, 17th/September/2014, The Human Rights Commission has continued to hear evidence in a case where Gideon Tugume, a journalist previously working with Capital F.M sued the Attorney General for damages accruing from injuries he sustained after being allegedly shot by the bodyguard to the Inspector General of Police, General Kale Kayihura in 2011, while covering

HRNJ-Uganda alert, award winning artist under fire for violent attack of a journalist

Kampala, 12th/September/2014; a renowned Ugandan artist, Edriisa Musuuza popularly known as Eddie Kenzo pounced on a Dembe FM journalist and presenter, Isaac Katenda aka Kasuku and showered him with several blows at press conference at Centenary Park, in Kampala on 11th/September/2014, accusing him of asking negative questions. The journalist wants Kenzo arrested and charged with

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Trial of a senior police officer accused of assaulting a journalist commences, as Uganda Human Rights Commission orders the Attorney General to appear in another assault case

Kampala, 09th/September/ 2014; The trial of a senior Uganda Police officer, the Divisional Commander of Wandegeya police station, Julius Ceaser Tusingwire has commenced at the High Court in Kampala, with the victim, Mulindwa Mukasa a journalist with the Associated Press news agency asking court to disqualify Tusingwire’s two lawyers, Fred Masaba and Odjambo Bichachi because

HRNJ-Uganda alert, journalist jailed by police over news coverage

Kasangaati, 02nd/September/2014; Kasangati Chief Magistrate’ court has remanded a Vision Group journalist, Adrian Bwanika Bbaale to prison upto 23rd/September/2014, on allegations of ‘Disobedience of lawful orders’ by a police officer. Bwanika denied the charges. Prosecution led by one only identified as Rachael alleges that Bwanika disobeyed lawful orders of a police officer on duty, Detective

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