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Vision Group Journalist attacked on the line of duty admitted in critical condition

Vision Group Journalist attacked on the line of duty admitted in critical condition

Kampala, 16th/July/2019; Godfrey Katongole, a journalist working with the Vision Group’ Bukedde television is admitted at Old Kampala Moslem Hospital in critical condition. He was admitted Tuesday 15th July, following an assault by a group of journalists and other people at Salt Media in Lungujja, Kampala. Katongole, was visibly in severe pain when visited by

Former Forum Democratic Change (FDC) president Dr Kizza Besigye inside the studios of Mubende Fm before police pulled him out. COURTESY PHOTOS

Police switches off two radio stations in two weeks for hosting opposition’ Kiiza Besigye

MUBENDE, Police and the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) in Mubende district have this Thursday 18th April, 2019 stormed Mubende FM radio and switched it off in a bid to stop a talk show in which the former Forum for Democratic Change President, Dr. Kizza Besigye had been hosted. Mubende FM in Central Uganda becomes the

James Akena a journalist with Reuters being assaylted by Army officers

Journalists covering anti Bobi Wine detention protests in Kampala arrested, assaulted by army and police

Kampala, 21st/Aug/2018; Journalists covering protests against the continued detention of the Kyaddondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu also known as Bobi Wine have suffered the wrath of the army and police in what can be described as targeted attacks by the security forces. Journalists Ronald Galiwango and Juma Kirya of NTV, Julius Muhumuza

Ugandan government withdraws appeal in a defamation case in the East African Court of Justice, Arusha

Arusha, 10th August 2018, The Attorney General of Uganda has withdrawn an appeal filed on 4th January 2018 at the East African Court of Justice in Arusha Tanzania challenging the decision of the court of First Instance allowing the Media Legal Defence Initiative and 19 other Organizations to be joined as amici curiae (friends of

Vision Group Journalist files complaint at Sheema Police Station

Damba Wiziri, a Vision Group journalist based in Mbarara District filed a complaint of assault, simple robbery and threatening violence at Sheema Police Station vide SD REF. 49/01/2018 on the 1st August, 2018. The suspects in the matter are Robert Baijuka, Charles Tashorora, Godwin Arikwera and Coled Twesigye. Damba told the HRNJ-Uganda team that visited

Journalist files assault case against police officer

Kampala, July 20th, 2018. Ronald Kasasa, a journalist working with Vision Group filed an assault case at Jinja Road Police Station where he accuses a police officer of allegedly assaulting him. Ronald was accompanied by the Vision Group lawyer Tony Raymond Kirabira, HRNJ-Uganda Executive Director Robert Ssempala, Programme Officer Nandudu Diana. The case is registered

AFEX Urges Zambia Government to Adopt Multi-Stakeholder Approach in Formulating Internet Policies

This publication was published on AFEX website on the 17 July, 2018. The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins journalists, bloggers, and activists in Zambia to call on the government to develop and adopt a transparent, inclusive and multi-stakeholder approach in enacting internet policies that will ensure that the people of Zambia have access

Eastern Africa: New tax and licensing rules for social media threaten freedom of expression

This statement was originally published on ARTICLE 19 website on 26 June 2018. ARTICLE 19 is concerned by a series of new laws adopted in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda that have far-reaching consequences for freedom of expression online. In Uganda, the national parliament has passed a law that imposes a tax on the use of

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