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Security Operatives Storm FDC office confiscate Journalists’ Gadgets

Security Operatives Storm FDC office confiscate Journalists’ Gadgets

Kasese, 22nd/November/2019; Security operatives on November 20, 2019, stormed and ransacked the office of opposition political party the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) in Kasese District, South Western Uganda confiscating journalists’ gadgets and taking with them documents from the office. The confiscated items include two smartphones belonging to Eric Mwesigye and his trainee a one

Mbarara Court Reinstates Journalist’s Case

Mbarara, 18th/November/2019; The High Court in Mbarara presided over by Justice Joyce Kavuma on November 14, 2019, reinstated Damba Wiziri’s case against Amanya Jordan which had been dismissed on 11th September 2019 for want of prosecution. This came after Counsel Jonathan Bwagi representing Damba Wiziri on behalf of HRNJ-Uganda filed an application seeking leave of

Journalists marching to Naguru police headquarters to petition the Inspector General of Police Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police teargas, arrests journalists delivering petition to police boss over brutality

Kampala 4th November 2019; Police in Kampala arrested a number of journalists who were delivering a petition to the Inspector General of Police on 4th November 2019. The journalists were protesting the continued violation of their rights by the Uganda Police Force. Some of the journalists arrested include among others, Moses Mulondo the leader of

Police disrupt University students’ press conference, teargas journalists

Makerere, 25th October 2019; Over fifteen (15) journalists who were covering a press conference convened by the Guild Council leaders of Makerere University have been teargassed and beaten by the police as they forced them out of the University campus. The journalists say that the attack on them was on the directives of the Vice-Chancellor

Medical Doctor gives testimony in Sheema Journalist’s assault case

Bushenyi, 22nd October 2019; Hearing of a case in which a TV West Journalist, Sheikh Abdhurhatifu was allegedly assaulted by Davis Assimwe, a medical doctor attached to Kabwohe Health Centre IV in Sheema district, western Uganda, continued this 22nd day of October 2019, at Bushenyi Chief Magistrates Court, with receiving evidence from Dr. Peter Karubi

Journalists’ case against communications body resumes in court

Kampala, 08/10/2019, Journalists through their umbrella bodies Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) and Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) together with other human rights activists under the Center for Constitutional Governance have asked Lady Justice Lydia Mugambe to compel the Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi to appear in Court to be

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Political coverage becomes risky for the journalists in Uganda

Kaseses, 2nd/October/2019; Kaguta Joel, a journalist working with Messiah Radio in Kasese western Uganda was yesterday 1st October 2019 released without charge by Kasese Central Police Station. Other journalists Bwambale Baker and Mumbere Denis escaped the arrest. The journalists were covering a meeting organized by the People Power Movement which is headed by Honorable Robert

Journalist Pidson Kakaire at Makindye Magistrates Court Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Court dismisses libel and offensive communication cases against Drone Media journalist

Kampala, 18th /September /2019; Makindye Chief Magistrates Court has on 18th September 2019 dismissed a case in which Pidson Kareire, a Drone Media Journalist was accused of criminal libel and offensive communication by Middle East Consultants Limited, a labor export company in Uganda. This came after HRNJ-Uganda’ counsel Daniel Walyemera prayed to court to have

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