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Stella Nyanzi seated in the dock during a court session

Court Blocks Journalists From Covering Nyanzi’s Case

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

UNESCO’s General Conference, at its 36th session, proclaimed World Radio Day on 13 February.

This statement was originally published diamundialradio.org under History of Radio. UNESCO’s Executive Board recommended to the General Conference the proclamation of World Radio Day, on the basis of a feasibility study undertaken by UNESCO, further to a proposal from Spain. Radio is the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognized as a

Journalists from Mukono surrounding a man who is said to have beaten one Madiina Sebayla. Photo: Kalumba Ronald

Journalist assaulted at Court for covering land case

Mukono, 2nd /September/2016; Madiinah Ssebyala, of Bukedde Paper was on 31st August 2016 assaulted by one Kasagga Swaibu who further threatened to inflict her with more harm if she continues to cover a land case where he accuses Kenneth Mukiibi of selling to him land and failing to offer the land title. “As I was

Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi (extreme right) Minister Jim Muhwezi (centre) and Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana (left) during a press conference.

Government of Uganda bans live media coverage of opposition activities and threatens to close down media houses and social media platforms

Kampala, 06th/May/2016; In a surprise twist of events, just two days after officiating as chief walker on World Press Freedom Day celebrations, the Minister for Information and National Guidance, Jim Katugugu Muhwezi has banned media coverage of political activities of the opposition ‘defiance campaign’ which is spearheaded by the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag

(L-R)Daily Monitor Lawyer James Nangwala, company Secretary Timothy Ntale, Alex Atuhaire (victim) and HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator Robert Ssempala outside the CIID headquarters/ Photo: Alex Sagala

HRNJ-Uganda Alert; Police quiz associate Daily Monitor Editor over a news story on Western Uganda Killings

Kampala, 05th/May/2016; The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CIID) on May 4th 2016, interrogated Daily Monitor’s Associate Editor, Alex Atuhaire for about three hours over a news story published in the daily paper on April 5, about the mass killings in the Rwenzori sub-region, in Western Uganda. This was after the Defence Minister, Dr. Crispus Kiyonga reported

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