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Message from Director -General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Message from Director -General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

This message was originally published on UNESCO website on 2 November 2018 It has been five years since the United Nations began commemorating International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. This day provides an opportunity to assess how we respond to the security problems faced by journalists as they carry out their investigative

Kin Kariisa chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

State and media should settle differences amicably

This publication was originally posted on Daily Monitor website on 5 September 2018 The continued harassment of journalists by security personnel as they execute their work needs to strongly be condemned by every right thinking Ugandan, not only people within the media fraternity. Personally, I am yet to overcome some of the disturbing images I

Joshua Mujunga lying on a sick bed Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Army on the spot again over beating a journalist covering protests resulting from arrest of MPs

Kampala, 31st August, 2018; Another journalist has suffered brutality at the hands of the army in what looks like a targeted attack against journalists covering protests related to the arrests and detention of opposition Members of Parliament who participated in the recent Arua Municipality by-elections. Today there were protests in Kamwokya against the decision by

Threatening calls, Blackmail of journalists and Progress of the Army towards apprehending the soldiers who “molested” journalists

                                      28th/August/2018 Press Release Threatening calls: Human Rights Network for journalists-Uganda has received complaints from some journalists who covered the Arua by-elections alleging threats to their lives, accusing them of promoting the opposition. This is a very unfortunate development which is certainly intended to create fear within the media to shy away from giving the

L-R Otim Derick HRNJ-Uganda Lawyer, Robert Ssempala Executive Director and Alfred Ochwo a victim journalist of Army brutality during press conference. Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

HRNJ-Uganda Condemns brutal attacks on journalists by security agents

PRESS STATEMENT Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda), as an organization at the forefront of defending and promoting freedom of expression, information and the media condemns in the strongest terms possible, the current wave of attacks on journalists in the line of duty in Uganda as witnessed during the Arua Municipality by-elections and the Free-Bobi-Wine

James Akena a journalist with Reuters being assaylted by Army officers

Journalists covering anti Bobi Wine detention protests in Kampala arrested, assaulted by army and police

Kampala, 21st/Aug/2018; Journalists covering protests against the continued detention of the Kyaddondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu also known as Bobi Wine have suffered the wrath of the army and police in what can be described as targeted attacks by the security forces. Journalists Ronald Galiwango and Juma Kirya of NTV, Julius Muhumuza

HRNJ-Uganda Executive Director Robert Ssempala reading a statement at the press conference held at Hotel Triangle Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo


Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) condemns the unabated attack on journalists covering the political campaigns for the Arua Municipality Parliamentary by-elections. On 13th Aug, 2018, NTV journalists Herbert Zziwa and Ronald Muwanga were arrested while on duty and detained at Arua police, their gadgets were confiscated. They were driven miles away to Gulu the

Ugandan government withdraws appeal in a defamation case in the East African Court of Justice, Arusha

Arusha, 10th August 2018, The Attorney General of Uganda has withdrawn an appeal filed on 4th January 2018 at the East African Court of Justice in Arusha Tanzania challenging the decision of the court of First Instance allowing the Media Legal Defence Initiative and 19 other Organizations to be joined as amici curiae (friends of