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Uganda’ Attorney General, Internal Security Organisation draged to court over Vision Group missing journalist

Uganda’ Attorney General, Internal Security Organisation draged to court over Vision Group missing journalist

  Kampala, 16th/February/2018; Following the continued disappearance of the New Vision journalist, Charles Etukuli, the Vision Group has run to court seeking an order that the Attorney General and the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) produce the journalist to Court without fail or release him unconditionally. Lady Justice Lydia Mugambe has set the 19th / February/

Chowoo Willy at a media forum in Dar es salaam (Web photo)

RDC orders for radio closure as Gulu based journalist is charged with criminal libel

Gulu, 15th February 2018; The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Gulu District in Northern Uganda Capt. Santos Okot Lapolo on 13th February 2018 recommended the closure of Radio Maria, a Catholic owned media house on allegations that it was causing disunity among the people. In a letter addressed to the Minister for ICT & National

Army officers beat up journalist while covering a land wrangle at Kimaka.

Jinja, 12th February 2018; Army officers attached to Kimaka army barracks have on the 12th February 2018 beaten Ivan Lubega, a Jinja based journalist attached to Kiira Fm and Bukedde Tv. He sustained injuries on his right hand and his camera was destroyed in the process. Lubega was covering a scuffle in Jinja that had

Twaha Mukiibi lying on his sick bed Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Admitted NBS tv journalist calls for Presidential intervention

Kampala, 17th January, 2018; Twaha Mukiibi is a television journalist working with NBS. He was brutally assaulted by policemen in uniform and civilian attire around midday on Monday 15th January 2018 at Rose Gardens in Kyengera, Wakiso district, during an exclusive interview with a notorious self-confessed criminal gang. Twaha was left in critical condition and

Red Pepper directors and editors standing in the dock during the hearing of their case.

Red Pepper Directors and Editors released on bail

Kampala, 19th/December/2017; Jailed five Red Pepper Directors and three Editors have been released on a non-cash bail of twenty million shillings (USD 5,555) each, the same amount for each of their sixteen sureties if the accused persons jump bail. The Grade One Magistrate Samuel Kagoda delivered the ruling at Buganda Road Court saying he was

L-R HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator Robert Sssempala(extrem left) together with HRNJ-Uganda lawyer Diana Nandudu(extreme right) posing for a photo with the Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo shortly a meeting at his office. Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Journalists meet Internal Affairs Minister over Red Pepper closure, agree to hold regular meetings

Kampala, 14th/December/2017; A media rights body, Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) has petitioned the Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen. Jeje Odongo over the continued closure of the Red Pepper publications and detention of its five Directors and Editors for almost a full month. In a meeting which took place between the Minister and HRNJ-Uganda

In defense of Uganda’s Red Pepper

This statement is originally published on Committee to Protect Journalists website on 13 December 2017 By Angela Quintal, CPJ Africa Program Coordinator CPJ has included eight staffers of the controversial Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper in its 2017 global census of imprisoned journalists. Some may disagree with that decision. After all, Red Pepper arguably endangered the

L-R HRNJ-Uganda Board Chairperson Julius Esegu, HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator Robert Ssempala and the Executive Director of HURINET Muhammed Ndifuna at the breakfast meeting on Media Strategic Planning Meeting Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo


Human Rights Network for Journalist-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) under the project ‘Bolstering professional capacities to deter safety and security threats and risks’, focuses on enhancing the professional capacities of journalists in Uganda with the view of strengthening their safety and security. Owing to that, HRNJ-Uganda held a media strategic planning meeting on 12th December 2017 at Imperial