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East African Court of Justice hears applications filed by Attorney General and Media Legal Defence Initiative

East African Court of Justice hears applications filed by Attorney General and Media Legal Defence Initiative

Arusha, 13th /February/2019; Hearing of two consolidated applications filed by the Attorney General (A.G) of Uganda and the Media Legal Defense Initiative (MLDI) together with 19 other Organizations commenced on 12th February at the East African Court of Justice. In the first application (Appn No. 4 of 2018) , the A.G sought Leave of Court

NBS Tv journalist Solomon Serwanjja speaking to journalists after recording his statement at CPS Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Investigative journalists released on bond after two nights in jail

Kampala, 8th February, 2019; Police in Kampala has on 8th February 2019 released three British Broad Casting (BBC) journalists, their driver and a wife to NBS’s senior investigative journalist Solomon Serwanjja after spending two nights in police custody. They were released on police bond on charges of being in “unlawful possession of classified government drugs”.

On the left is Lira Mayor Mike Ogwang Olwa Photo Credit: New Vision

Lira Mayor Assaults Unity FM Journalist

Lira, 21st January, 2019; Bismack Olang a journalist with Unity FM radio based in Lira was on Friday 18th January 2019 assaulted by Lira Mayor Mike Ogwang Olwa Veve as he had gone to cover a meeting between the councilors and the Mayor pertaining revenue collection from the Boda Boda (motorcyclists). “On reaching the Municipal Council Chambers,

UPDF and Uganda Police officers standing outside the gate of Unity Fm

Unity radio in Northern Uganda remains closed, as police charges journalists.

Lira, 21st November, 2018; Unity FM radio based in Lira remains shut down since 17th November, 2018 when the Lira District Police Commander (DPC) Joel Tubanone stormed the Radio station with heavily armed police personnel and military officers, switched off the radio and picked six staff on allegations of inciting violence. On 17th November 2018,

HRNJ-Uganda continues to challenge defamation law in the East African Court of Justice

Arusha, 14th/November/2018; The Appellate Division of The East African Court of Justice has on Tuesday 13th Nov, 2018 consolidated two Applications filed by the Attorney (A.G) of Uganda and the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) together with 19 other Organizations. The A.G filed an Application seeking Leave of Court to file a Notice of Appeal out

CPJ calls on Tanzania authorities to release staff Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo

This statement was orginally published on CPJ on 7 November, 2018 New York, November 7, 2018–Authorities in Tanzania should immediately release Angela Quintal, Africa program coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists, and Muthoki Mumo, CPJ’s sub-Saharan Africa representative, and return their passports, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Officers who identified themselves as

Twelve Ugandan journalists receive Death Threats because of their work

Masaka, 05th/Nov/2018; The Ugandan media fraternity woke upto shocking news of death threats to twelve journalists operating within the Southern Buganda region. This was after a letter containing names of twelve (12) different journalists was discovered at the South Buganda Journalists Association (SOBUJA) offices in Masaka warning to shoot or poison the said journalists. According

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