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Journalists’ case against communications body resumes in court

Journalists’ case against communications body resumes in court

Kampala, 08/10/2019, Journalists through their umbrella bodies Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) and Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) together with other human rights activists under the Center for Constitutional Governance have asked Lady Justice Lydia Mugambe to compel the Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi to appear in Court to be

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Political coverage becomes risky for the journalists in Uganda

Kaseses, 2nd/October/2019; Kaguta Joel, a journalist working with Messiah Radio in Kasese western Uganda was yesterday 1st October 2019 released without charge by Kasese Central Police Station. Other journalists Bwambale Baker and Mumbere Denis escaped the arrest. The journalists were covering a meeting organized by the People Power Movement which is headed by Honorable Robert

Journalist Pidson Kakaire at Makindye Magistrates Court Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Court dismisses libel and offensive communication cases against Drone Media journalist

Kampala, 18th /September /2019; Makindye Chief Magistrates Court has on 18th September 2019 dismissed a case in which Pidson Kareire, a Drone Media Journalist was accused of criminal libel and offensive communication by Middle East Consultants Limited, a labor export company in Uganda. This came after HRNJ-Uganda’ counsel Daniel Walyemera prayed to court to have

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

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