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Journalists covering the arrest of opposition members Photo credit: @Daily Monitor Shabibah Nakirigya

Police attacks journalists covering foiled opposition meeting

Police attacks journalists covering foiled opposition meeting

Kampala, 31st March 2017; Two journalists, Siraji Kiberu of Kingdom Television and Dodoviko Mukasa of Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) radio have been assaulted by the police on Friday 31st March 2017. The journalists were covering the arrest of an opposition Member of Parliament for Mukono Municipality, Betty Nambooze Bakireke. Another journalist Henry Kasomoko of Bukedde

NRM youth supporters convicted of assaulting journalists standing in the dock during court judgement. Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Ruling party youths convicted of assaulting journalists and maliciously damaging their property

Entebbe, 29th/Mar/2017; Five youth supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party have been found guilty of assaulting three Entebbe-based journalists thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm and maliciously damaging their property contrary to sections 335 and 236 of the Penal Code Act respectively. “The accused persons had the intention of stopping journalists from

Business woman sentenced to one year in prison for assaulting a journalist

Kayunga, 15th/ March/2017; A business woman in Kayunga District, Naluwa Rose, has been convicted and sentenced to a one year jail term by the Magistrates’ Court at Kayunga, for assaulting a Sauti FM journalist Mukiibi Sula. “I have critically analyzed the evidence submitted by the prosecution and the defence and therefore find the accused person guilty

Police officer convicted of assaulting a television journalist.

Kampala, 10th/March/2017, The Chief Magistrates Court at Buganda Road has found the former Division Police Commander (DPC) of Old Kampala, Joram Mwesigye guilty of assaulting a WBS Television journalist, Andrew Lwanga. He has been fined (Sentenced) one million shillings (USD 282), and Five million shillings (USD 1,409) compensation to the assaulted journalist which he has

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Court grants last adjournment in a police case against journalist

Kampala, 18th/Nov/2016; The Chief Magistrates Court at Mengo on 18th/11/2016 adjourned the case against Makumbi Joseph, a journalist working with the Vision Group. The matter had come up for further hearing; however the State Attorney told Court that she had no witnesses. Makumbi, through his Lawyers Ntende Kenneth from HRNJ-Uganda and Kirabira Tonny from the

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AFEX Condemns Closure of Radio Station, Urges President Salva Kiir to Intervene

This statement is originally published on AFEX on 14/November/2016 The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) to strongly condemn the arbitrary closure of Eye Radio station by the South Sudan National Security Service (NSS). According to AMDISS, officials of the NSS on November 11, 2016,

Outside the offices of the Observer Photo credit Emmanuel Magambo

Ugandan Newspaper broken into, robbed of computers

Kampala, 17th/Oct/2016; Unknown assailants broke into the premises of the Observer Newspaper at Plot 1Tagore Crescent, Kamwokya in Kampala and made away with vital equipment and information. The security guard on duty was missing, while his gun was recovered at the premises. The Bi-weekly’ publication Managing Director, James Tumusiime told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda

A rowdy mob on the streets of Kampala in protest of Gen. Kale Kayihura and seven senior police officers were expected to appear before court Photo: Francis Tumwekwasize

Supporters of Inspector General of Police assault a journalist

Kampala, 10th/08/2016; A Bukedde newspaper journalist, Joseph Mutebi was 10th August, 2016 assaulted by  commercial (boda boda ) cyclists  believed to be supporters of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura, while covering them smashing Lawyer Abdallah Kiwanuka’s car. Kiwanuka is representing three complainants in a torture case instituted by private prosecution against