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Police arrests journalists covering opponents of age limit removal

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

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Police Officers assault journalists, Confiscate their gadgets

Entebbe, 13th/September/2017;Police officers of Kigungu Post Police on September 13th ,2017 assaulted and confiscated gadgets of journalists who had gone to Kigungu Landing Site to cover the sensitization campaign of Democratic Party dubbed “Kogikwatako” against the amendment of the Age Limit clause. Two journalists, Ssebalamu Kigongo of Bukedde television was manhandled and Sande Ssebagala of

President Yoweri Museveni on Vision Fm Radio Station State House


This statement was originally published on State House of Uganda website on 6th/ September /2017. President Yoweri Museveni has called upon radio stations to contribute to the development of the country by providing Ugandans with the right information. President Museveni who was accompanied by the Minister of Minister of ICT and National Guidance Frank Tumwebaze,

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Police stones journalists as they cover staff quarters on fire

Kampala; Police Officers at Katwe Police Station have today 24th August 2017 stoned five journalists who were covering staff quarters that had caught fire at the same police station.  The journalists who were attacked are Nassaka Joweria (Kingdom TV), Ivan Mbadhi (BBS TV), Rachel Mabala (Daily Monitor) Carol Nakibule (Delta TV) and Muhumuza Julius of

L-R is Richard Kayiira, Diana Nandudu (HRNJ-Uganda Lawyer) and Tony Kirabira (New Vision Group Lawyer) standing outside at the Media Crimes department CID head quarters in Kibuli EmmanuelMagambo

Police extends bond for journalists charged with offensive communication and Criminal Libel

Kampala, 22nd/aug/2017; The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has renewed bond for a Bukedde News Paper Editor Richard Kayiira and the Kampala Sun Reporter Musa Ssemwanga to Tuesday 29th August 2017. The duo who appeared at CID at Kibuli in Kampala on 15th August 2017 for interrogation were charged with Offensive Communication contrary to section 25

Uganda Police officers blocking journalists from covering events at Dr. Kizza Besigye's home in Kasangati

Police vs the press in Uganda

This statement was originally published on Al Jazeera website on 13 /August / 2017 How some controversial laws have made the lives of journalists in Uganda increasingly difficult and reporting risky. On the surface, the media in Uganda looks vibrant. Dozens of papers populate the newsstands, there are numerous news channels on TV, and some

HRNJ-Uganda Welcomes Recommendations from UNESCO for UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

HRNJ-Uganda Welcomes Recommendations from UNESCO for UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity On July 6, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released its draft recommendations for strengthening mechanisms to protect the safety and rights of journalists and end impunity across the world. The UNESCO