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Uganda’ Attorney General, Internal Security Organisation draged to court over Vision Group missing journalist

Uganda’ Attorney General, Internal Security Organisation draged to court over Vision Group missing journalist

  Kampala, 16th/February/2018; Following the continued disappearance of the New Vision journalist, Charles Etukuli, the Vision Group has run to court seeking an order that the Attorney General and the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) produce the journalist to Court without fail or release him unconditionally. The High Court in Kampala set the 19th / February/

Chowoo Willy at a media forum in Dar es salaam (Web photo)

RDC orders for radio closure as Gulu based journalist is charged with criminal libel

Gulu, 15th February 2018; The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Gulu District in Northern Uganda Capt. Santos Okot Lapolo on 13th February 2018 recommended the closure of Radio Maria, a Catholic owned media house on allegations that it was causing disunity among the people. In a letter addressed to the Minister for ICT & National

Twaha Mukiibi lying on his sick bed Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Admitted NBS tv journalist calls for Presidential intervention

Kampala, 17th January, 2018; Twaha Mukiibi is a television journalist working with NBS. He was brutally assaulted by policemen in uniform and civilian attire around midday on Monday 15th January 2018 at Rose Gardens in Kyengera, Wakiso district, during an exclusive interview with a notorious self-confessed criminal gang. Twaha was left in critical condition and

Red Pepper directors and editors standing in the dock during the hearing of their case.

Red Pepper Directors and Editors released on bail

Kampala, 19th/December/2017; Jailed five Red Pepper Directors and three Editors have been released on a non-cash bail of twenty million shillings (USD 5,555) each, the same amount for each of their sixteen sureties if the accused persons jump bail. The Grade One Magistrate Samuel Kagoda delivered the ruling at Buganda Road Court saying he was

Red Pepper journalists standing in the dock at Buganda Road Court during their bail application hearing

Court remands the red pepper directors and editors for two more weeks

Kampala, 06th/December/2017: The jailed  five (5) Red Pepper Directors and three (3) senior Editors have been sent back on remand at Luzira prison for another two weeks until the 19th/ December 2017. The eight were first sent on remand at Luzira prison last week over charges of allegedly publishing information prejudicial to security, libel and offensive communication to

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

Stanley Ndawula speaking to journalists after his release

Court releases the Investigator journalists after a week in police detention

Kampala, 06th/November, 2017; The Kampala City Hall Magistrate’s court has on 06th/November/2017, released on bail journalists Stanley Ndawula and Robert Ndawula the CEO and Business Manager of the Investigator an online news agency respectively after seven days of detention in police cells at Kiira Road Police in Kampala Stanley Ndawula’s lawyer, Friday Kagoro told court

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