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Honorable Odonga Otto :Courtesy photo

Member of Parliament assaults journalist while covering a football match

Member of Parliament assaults journalist while covering a football match

Gulu, 18th June 2019; Okot Geoffrey, a journalist working with Choice FM in Gulu district Northern Uganda was allegedly assaulted on 16th June 2019 by Honorable Odonga Otto, Member of Parliament for Aruu County. Okot together with his fellow journalists were set to cover a football match between Acholi Province and West Nile Province organized

Journalist Pidson Kareire shortly after his release at Makindye Magistrates Court


Kampala, 14th/June/2019; Court in Makindye has on the 14th June 2019 charged a Drone Media journalist Pidson Kareire with criminal libel and offensive communication contrary to sections 179 and 25 of the Penal Code Act and Computer Misuse act respectively. Middle East Consultants Limited, a labor export company dragged Pidson to court by private prosecution

Police must stop notoriety of abusing people’s rights

This Publication was originally published on Daily Monitor website on 30 May 2019 Uganda Police Force have again been indicted as top human rights offenders in the latest survey by Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ )Uganda. The report, which compiled incidents of human rights abuses against journalists in 2018, indicates that police committed 53

Launch of Press Freedom Index Report 2018

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda has on the 28th May 2019, launched its 10th edition of the press freedom index report titled IMPUNITY – A Cry for Media Freedom. The report contains documentation of abuses and violations committed by different actors in 2018. The 2018 press freedom index findings depict a general escalation in abuses

Former Forum Democratic Change (FDC) president Dr Kizza Besigye inside the studios of Mubende Fm before police pulled him out. COURTESY PHOTOS

Police switches off two radio stations in two weeks for hosting opposition’ Kiiza Besigye

MUBENDE, Police and the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) in Mubende district have this Thursday 18th April, 2019 stormed Mubende FM radio and switched it off in a bid to stop a talk show in which the former Forum for Democratic Change President, Dr. Kizza Besigye had been hosted. Mubende FM in Central Uganda becomes the

Azory Gwanda cartoon photo

CPJ’s #WhereIsAzory campaign to highlight missing Tanzanian journalist

This statement was originally published on CPJ website on 4 April 2019 New York, April 4, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the #WhereIsAzory campaign to bring attention to the case of Tanzanian freelance journalist Azory Gwanda, as tomorrow marks 500 days since he was last seen. The campaign intends to raise awareness about

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”.