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Stanley Ndawula speaking to journalists after his release

Court releases the Investigator journalists after a week in police detention

Court releases the Investigator journalists after a week in police detention

Kampala, 06th/November, 2017; The Kampala City Hall Magistrate’s court has on 06th/November/2017, released on bail journalists Stanley Ndawula and Robert Ndawula the CEO and Business Manager of the Investigator an online news agency respectively after seven days of detention in police cells at Kiira Road Police in Kampala Stanley Ndawula’s lawyer, Friday Kagoro told court

Ndawula Stanley CEO of the Investigator

Court orders police to charge or release two investigative journalists

Kampala, 04th/ November/2017; Court in Kampala has ordered the police to produce to court or immediately release unconditionally two journalists Stanley Ndawula and Robert Ndawula of the Investigator an online publication. The duo has been in detention since 30th October, 2017 which is beyond the mandatory 48 hour rule. The order was issued in the

HRNJ-Uganda Lawyer Diana Nandudu(extreme left) standing with journalists at KiraRoad Police Station

Police Arrests and detains HRNJ-Uganda’s Board member and Lawyer

Kampala, 3rd/November/2017; Police at Kira Road police station arrested Francis Tumwekwasize’s, a Board member for HRNJ-Uganda and Diana Nandudu, HRNJ-Uganda’s lawyer on 1st /November/2017. The duo were detained for more than three hours and made to record police statements. The O.C CID, Neboshi sophie blamed Francis for taking pictures at the said police station. Francis

UCC Shutdown Radio Station for two days, orders suspension of senior staff.

Kanungu, 24th October, 2017; On Saturday 21st October 2017, Uganda’s Telecommunication regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) shutdown a private radio station, Kanungu Broadcasting Services Ltd. (KBS) on allegations of breaching the minimum broadcasting standards. The KBS Radio Director, Mr. Charles Byaruhanga says UCC did not tell them the exact reason for the closure, “They

(L-R) Daily Monitor’ Executive Editor, Charles Odoobo Bichachi with his lawyer James Nangwara outside Media Crimes Unit at the Criminal Investigations Department in Kibuli Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police quizzes and charges newspaper editors over Presidential Age Limit stories

Kampala, 16/ October/2017; Two Ugandan newspaper editors quizzed by the police’ Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) over age limit budget stories. Daily Monitor’ Executive Editor, Charles Odoobo Bichachi and Red Pepper’ Deputy News Editor Kintu Richard were on 16th Oct, 2017 quizzed for over three hours each. They were both charged with ‘Offensive Communication/ Libel’ and

Minister Kibuule Threatens Journalist for Covering Land saga

Mukono, 13th /October/2017; The State Minister for Water Resources and Member of Parliament for Mukono North Constituency Hon. Ronald Kibuule is alleged to have threatened David Musisi Kalyankolo , a Bukedde Television correspondent in Mukono District. Musisi is believed to have reported a story on Bukedde Television where the minister is allegedly involved in a land

Police arrests journalists covering opponents of age limit removal

Kampala, 20th /September/2017; Police in Wadegeya arrested and detained five journalists who were covering a press conference at Mulago Kubiri- a Kampala surbub, organized   by youth activists-Youth Against Dictatorship protesting the constitutional amendment of the presidential  age limit clause. The journalists included, Akatuhurira Nelson and  Livingstone Matovu both of B24 Television, Bulegeya Ronnie of Dream

Sadat Waligo of Red Pepper in prison uniform while on remand at Kakondo Prison in 2016

Lyantonde Based Journalist Acquitted of Criminal Defamation Charge

Lyantonde, 18th /September/ 2017; Sadat Waligo, a Correspondent of Red Pepper newspaper in Lyantonde District  was acquitted of the charges of criminal defamation by Lyantonde Magistrates Court. “I find that the Prosecution did not prove or place the accused person on the scene of crime in participation yet every element of the offence has to be proved