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US Journalist Arrested as Turkey Continues to Harass Reporters

US Journalist Arrested as Turkey Continues to Harass Reporters

This statement was originally published on on 9th/August/2016. A U.S. journalist has been detained, allegedly for trying to enter Turkey illegally from Syria, according to a report posted on the Hurriyet Daily News website. The report by the official Anadolu News Agency quoted southern Hatay province governor Ercan Topaca on August 7, and said journalist

A police officer pushing a journalist as she tried to cover a protestors during the closure of Daily Monitor in 2013

Police detains two journalists, as three others are assaulted on duty.

Nateete, 25th/July/2016; A Delta Television journalist Jamil Mukiibi was attacked by commercial motorcyclists (Bodaboda) as he covered a scuffle between two rival cyclists’ associations. He sustained several injuries and lost his property in the Sunday afternoon attack at Nateete, a Kampala suburb on 24th July, 2016. A section of commercial cyclists under their umbrella body

DECEASED: Thomas Ssetuba (Facebook photo)

Radio journalist beaten to death by a mob

Kalangala, 16th /June/ 2016; Thomas Ssettuba, the Programmes Manager of Radio Ssese, in Kalangala district was on 14th June, 2016 attacked and beaten by locals over a land dispute and later died of head injuries. The incident happened at Banda village Kagulube parish, Mugoye sub-county in Kalangala district where Ssettuba had gone to collect palm

Mourners attend the funeral of Emmanuel Arituha, a security guard killed by assailants in an attack on the Ugandan non-governmental organization Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) in May 2016.

Uganda: Investigate Break-ins at Groups’ Offices

Pattern of Attacks Indicates Perpetrators Enjoy Impunity This statement was originally published on Human Rights Watch website on 13/June/2016. (Kampala) – The Uganda Police Force (UPF) should promptly, thoroughly, and transparently investigate a series of attacks on Ugandan non-governmental organizations and human rights defenders and hold suspects accountable, 31 Ugandan and international human rights groups said today

Sagal Salad Osman who was gunned down

Female journalist gunned down in Somalia

This article was originally published on New Vision on 6th/June/2016 A female journalist was shot dead Sunday in the Somali capital Mogadishu, adding to the lengthening death toll among media in the violence-torn East African country, her colleagues said. Sagal Salad Osman, a presenter and producer for state radio station Muqdisho, was gunned down by

Human Rights Activists in a press conference held at HRAFP offices to show solidarity.

Human Rights Organisation offices raided, guard killed,Civil Society Organizations demand for government action.

Kampala, 23rd /May/2016; Civil Society Organizations have called upon the Ugandan Government to conduct swift and transparent investigations into the recent wave of office break-ins targeting human rights organizations, which has escalated to killing of the guards on duty. This follows the break-in of the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) offices located in

L-R HRNJ-Uganda Legal officer Kenneth Ntende, HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator Robert Ssempala and Francis Tumwekwasize (HRNJ-Uganda Board Treasurer) at the press conference. PHOTO: Magambo Emmanuel


Press Statement:  On 10th April 2016, the premises of HRNJ-Uganda were broken into by unknown assailants. The break in started at about 4:00am, when a youthful lady approached the security guard on duty and requested him to open to which he complied. Upon querying her, he then offered her a seat just by the guard’s

Journalist Judith Naluggwa at court

Government minister punches female TV journalist, dragged to police

Kampala, 24th/ March/2016; Eng. Abraham Byandala, a member of Parliament for Katikamu North Constituency and currently a Minister without Portfolio in the Ugandan government is under fire for assaulting a government-owned Bukedde Television journalist, Judith Naluggwa. He punched her on the stomach as she covered a corruption related story at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala.