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Army officers beat up journalist while covering a land wrangle at Kimaka.

Army officers beat up journalist while covering a land wrangle at Kimaka.

Jinja, 12th February 2018; Army officers attached to Kimaka army barracks have on the 12th February 2018 beaten Ivan Lubega, a Jinja based journalist attached to Kiira Fm and Bukedde Tv. He sustained injuries on his right hand and his camera was destroyed in the process. Lubega was covering a scuffle in Jinja that had

Redpepper Editor and Directors standing in the dock during a court session at Buganda Road Magistrates court Photo credit: Francis Tumwekwasize

Red Pepper Directors and Editors charged with seven counts and remanded to prison

Kampala, 27th November 2017, After a week in detention at Nalufenya, a hardcore criminal detention center, the five Directors and three Editors of the Red Pepper publications have been charged before the Buganda Road Court with seven counts including publication of information prejudicial to national security, libel and offensive communication. The charged Directors include, Arinaitwe

Outside the offices of Redpepper publications Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Red Pepper publications still under siege, its Directors and Editors in detention at Nalufenya

Mukono, 23rd Nov 2017; The Red Pepper publications premises are still under siege for the third day and five Directors and three Editors are detained at the much feared Nalufenya detention centre as they continue to undergo rigorous interrogations. The security forces have also searched their respective homes. On the evening of Tuesday 21st November

Minister Kibuule Threatens Journalist for Covering Land saga

Mukono, 13th /October/2017; The State Minister for Water Resources and Member of Parliament for Mukono North Constituency Hon. Ronald Kibuule is alleged to have threatened David Musisi Kalyankolo , a Bukedde Television correspondent in Mukono District. Musisi is believed to have reported a story on Bukedde Television where the minister is allegedly involved in a land

Security personnel order journalists to delete footage

Amuru, 13th/June/2017; A group of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces, police officers and plain clothed men attacked three NBS Television journalists—Sabiti Joseph, Stephen Musoke and Bonny Ojok— on 12th June 2017 and ordered them to delete footage of the arrest of the locals in Pabbo subcounty, Amuru District. “We were at Pabbo subcounty covering the arrest

Stella Nyanzi seated in the dock during a court session

Court Blocks Journalists From Covering Nyanzi’s Case

This statement was originally published on Daily Monitor on 26 April 2017. By Betty Ndagire High Court Judge, Elizabeth Kabanda, who is hearing the case of Makerere University academician Dr Stella Nyanzi has ordered journalists out of her chambers. Justice Kabanda on Wednesday ordered journalists out after Dr Nyanzi appeared before her for review of

Dean Saava while on duty Photo Credit: Facebook

Journalists charged with criminal trespass, released on bond

Mayuge, 23rd/February/2017; Two journalists, Dean Lubowa Saava and Fidel Arinaitwe, were on 23rd February 2017, arrested by Special Forces Command Unit for photographing the home of the head of the Shia Community in Uganda. The duo, from an Investigative media company Tazan Concept, were handed to police in Mayuge and charged with criminal trespass. They

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