Alerts(2012) articles

GUNMEN ATTACK CAPITAL FM JOURNALIST, HE FEARS FOR HIS LIFE.

Kampala, January, 24th/2012; a journalist working with Capital FM radio in Kampala, Gideon Tugume was attacked by gunmen on the night of Saturday  20th January 2012 at Kenjoy Supermarket. Barely three minutes after Tugume had parked at Kenjoy supermarket in Bukoto a suburb of Kampala, than another vehicle arrived at bottleneck speed, hitting his car from the rear

GOVERNMENT REPORT DISMISSES POLICE OPENING FIRE AT JOURNALIST.

Kampala, 13th/Mar/2012; A government investigation report has exonerated the Uganda Police Force in the alleged shooting of a Daily Monitor photo journalist Isaac Kasamani during an opposition rally early this year. It attributes the blast to a teargas canister which was thrown by the police. The 115 paged report by a government hired Irish investigator,

CRIMINAL LIBEL CASE AGAINST CBS JOURNALIST FAILS TO TAKE OFF

09th/Mar/2012: A case in which former Kalangala district chairperson Daniel Kikoola accuses a journalist Ronald Ssembuusi of criminal libel has failed to take off and adjourned to 20th of this month. Kikoola alleges that Ssembuusi, a correspondent for the Buganda Kingdom’ private Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) radio for Kalangala district in the Central Uganda region

POLICE BEAT UP JOURNALIST, DELETE PHOTOS AND CHARGE HIM WITH CRIMINAL TRESPASS

Pader, 12th/December/2012; The police in Pader have beaten up a journalist, Frank Ezaruk who is the Uganda Radio Network (URN) bureau chief for Kitgum in Northern Uganda. Ezaruk was covering a story about the contentious land in Manilamintwiea from where people were evicted in 1920. The former Member of Parliament for Erute North Angiro Gutomoi

Journalist’s home set a blaze.

Kabale, 8th/December/2012; Unknown assailants have set on fire Robert Muhereza’s home using a combustible liquid. He is the second journalist in the same district to be attacked in a period of one and a half years after Goodluck Musinguzi a New Vision journalist. Muhereza, a correspondent for the Daily Monitor from Kabale district, Western Uganda

Court dismisses libel case against two Ugandan journalists

Kampala, 07th/December/2012; Makindye Chief Magistrate’s Court has dismissed a criminal libel case in which two Daily Monitor journalists Henry Ochieng and Angelo Izama were accused of defaming the president of the Republic of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The Grade One Magistrate, Flavia Nabakooza cleared Ochieng, Daily Monitor’s Political Editor and Izama, a former senior reporter

HRNJ-U Holds the 2012 Annual General Meeting

Kampala, 3rd/December/2012; Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) has held its 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) with a call from journalists to regionalize interventions as a way to address increasing violations in the countryside. The meeting that saw an increase of members from 100 members in last year AGM to over 150 fully subscribed members

Court dismisses case against journalist

Ntungamo, 28th/November/2012; Court in Ntungamo has dismissed a case in which the Daily Monitor Journalist Perezi Rumanzi has been facing charges of incitement to violence. Rumanzi, 27 was arrested on April 29th 2012 by Special Forces Group (SFG) guarding the first Lady Janet Museveni at Kyamate Cathedral which is the seat of South Ankole Diocese.

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