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HRNJ-Uganda officials addressing journalists at a press confernce Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

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

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

Journalists during a training session Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo


By Josephine Ndibalekara Over fifty Journalists in Central Uganda have benefited from a three day training on ethical conduct and professionalism organized by Human Rights Network for Journalists- Uganda. During the training, aimed at improving the ethical conduct, journalists were equipped with knowledge and skills about journalism ethics. The training that took place on 15th

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Principal Judge directs on journalists’ treason case

Principal Judge directs on journalists’ treason case The Principal Judge, Dr Yorakamu Bamwine, has directed the Deputy Registrar, High Court Criminal Division, “circumstances allowing” to set a hearing date for the treason charges against Augustine Okello, a Rhino FM journalist. “…the Deputy Registrar Criminal Division is requested to take note of your concerns and, circumstances

HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator Robert Ssempala addressing journalists from Eastern Uganda during a 2 days workshop Photo: Magambo Emmanuel

Media rights body cautions journalists against registering with the Media Council of Uganda

Journalists have been urged not to accept to be licensed by the Media Council because it is illegitimate and pushing for unclear agendas, saying that all such acts are on the wrong side of history. “Don’t surrender your rights to a body which is poorly constituted and therefore illegitimate. I invite you to stand up

L-R)Esther Nyangoma (state attorney), Harriet Nalukenge (State Attorney) and the senior state attorney Jeffrey Atwiine who are opposing the petition at the EACJ. Photo: Haruna

Regional court grants permission to 20 organizations to join criminal defamation case

The struggle to strike off criminal defamation from East African statute books was on Tuesday 28 June 2016 enhanced by the regional court in Arusha Tanzania. Five judges of First Instance Division of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) agreed to accept the application of twenty media and human rights organization within Uganda and

A panel discussion between judciary,Uganda police, Uganda Human Rights Commission and the journalists in Western Region of Uganda. Photo:Magambo Emmanuel

Don’t relent your freedoms

Journalists and media practitioners should not surrender their rights by engaging in backdoor negotiations with their tormentors. “We should not relent on our freedoms, we should not go for back door settlements with our tormentors,” the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda national coordinator, Robert Ssempala said in May 2016 during a three day journalists training

Robert Ssempala, the winner of the European Union Human Rights Defenders Award 2016, poses with the EU member states ambassadors in Uganda. Photo: Magambo Emmnauel

HRNJ-Uganda’s National Coordinator, Robert Ssempala wins EU HRDS Award 2016.

The National Coordinator of Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda), Robert Ssempala has won the European Union Human Rights Defenders Award for the year 2016 for his outstanding resilience and determination to promote and protect the universally recognized rights and fundamental freedoms in Uganda during the year 2015. The prestigious award was handed over to

Police officers push journalists away from FDC presidential candidate Kizza Besigye’s home recently. PHOTO by Abubaker Lubowa.

Govt draws media into Museveni, Besigye fight

This article was originally p The Cabinet pronouncement banning live broadcasts of the “defiance campaign” placed the media right at the centre of the fight between President Museveni and Dr Kizza Besigye, prompting reactions from different circles. The ban was announced yesterday by Information minister Jim Muhwezi, in a high profile press conference that was