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Twelve Ugandan journalists receive Death Threats because of their work

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

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

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

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE CONTINUOUS UNABATED THREATS AGAINST JOURNALISTS

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

Three journalists arrested as they cover mobile money tax protest

Katakwi, 13th/July/2018; Police in Katakwi, Eastern Uganda has arrested three journalists for covering a demonstration by local mobile money operators who were protesting against the newly introduced tax on mobile money transactions, saying the tax was too high and killing their business. The journalists were asked to share their recorded material and also reveal the

State Actors Attack Press Freedom in Uganda

This statement was originally published on AFEX on 27 June 2018 Government officials in Uganda, including President Yoweri Museveni, have, over the past weeks, intensified attacks on journalists and the media working in the country. The most recent incident was one in which the Chairperson of Kabale District, located in the Western region of Uganda,

Kabale District Local Council 5 Chairperson, Mr. Keihwa Patrick Besigye

Kabale District Chairman assaults journalist over an embezzlement story

Kabaale, 26th June, 2018; The Kabale District Local Council 5 Chairperson, Mr. Keihwa Patrick Besigye is on the spot for allegedly slapping a Voice of Kigezi radio journalist, Mr. Arinitwe Emmanuel on the 25th day of June, 2018 at the Voice of Kigezi offices in Kabale town. Arinitwe told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda, that

BBS TV journalist Tamale George William being manhandled by two police officers

Press statement on the continuous attack on the media by security agencies

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda), wishes to express concern over the continued attack on media freedom and the rights of journalists in Uganda by state agencies. We notice with dismay several actions by security personnel lately have been infringing on freedom of expression and press freedom. We wish to note that, most of these

Chowoo Willy at a media forum in Dar es salaam (Web photo)

RDC orders for radio closure as Gulu based journalist is charged with criminal libel

Gulu, 15th February 2018; The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Gulu District in Northern Uganda Capt. Santos Okot Lapolo on 13th February 2018 recommended the closure of Radio Maria, a Catholic owned media house on allegations that it was causing disunity among the people. In a letter addressed to the Minister for ICT & National

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