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L-R Milton, Taddeo Ssenyonyi, Atwine Bob, Robert Ssempala, Andrew Irumba, Ramond Wamala and Akera Derick Otim at CIID headquarters after journalists had recorded their statments Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police interrogates journalists at CIID Headquarters

Police interrogates journalists at CIID Headquarters

Kibuli 24th May, 2018; Four journalists appeared at the Criminal Investigations Directorate Headquarters Kibuli on 22nd May 2018 following the summons that were issued by Mr. Kototyo William, the Director of Cyber and Financial Crimes. Andrew Irumba, Bob Atwine, Taddeo Ssenyonyi, John Njoroge of Spy Uganda, Spy Reports, Business Focus and CEO Magazine respectively were

Journalist Augustine Okello at HRNJ-Uganda offices.

STATE WITHDRAWS CHARGES AGAINST A LIRA-BASED JOURNALIST AFTER FIVE YEARS

Kampala, 19th/February/2018; The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mike Chibita has withdrawn charges of Abuse of Inferiors against a Rhino FM Programmes Director Augustine Okello. Abuse of Inferior is provided for under Section 141 of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces Act, and applies to UPDF soldiers. Augustine was initially charged with treason in 2011 but

Vision group journalist released soon after Court Orders for his production.

Kampala, 19th/February/2018; Vision Group journalist, Charles Etukuri has been released from detention soon after the High Court in Kampala had ordered the Director Internal Security Organisation Col. Kaka Bagyenda and the Security Minister Lt. General Henry Tumukunde to produce him in court on the 26th February 2018 at mid-day without fail. The journalist was unexpectedly

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

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