Alerts(2017) articles

General Kale Kayihura

Police interrogates editor for “offensive communication”

Police interrogates editor for “offensive communication”

Kampala, 20th /June/2017; The editor of Red Pepper Publications, Ben Byarabaha, was today quizzed by the Uganda Police media crimes unit for six hours over alleged “offensive communication” for publishing stories about the health of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), General Kale Kayihura. “You allegedly published an article titled, “Kayihura rushed to India” with intent to

Security personnel order journalists to delete footage

Amuru, 13th/June/2017; A group of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces, police officers and plain clothed men attacked three NBS Television journalists—Sabiti Joseph, Stephen Musoke and Bonny Ojok— on 12th June 2017 and ordered them to delete footage of the arrest of the locals in Pabbo subcounty, Amuru District. “We were at Pabbo subcounty covering the arrest

Freed Journalist Mungu Richard Jakisa (left) shaking hands with HRNJ-Uganda' Lawyer Kenneth Ntende (2nd left) and Gracie Smith - a New York University law student trainee at HRNJ-Uganda at Lira Magistrates Court.

Court Dismisses Charges against Lira based Journalist

LIRA, 08th /June/2017; Lira Magistrates Court has dismissed for want of prosecution a case of defacement of notices and campaign posters of President Museveni against Mungu Richard Jakisa, a Radio North journalist in Lira District in Northern Uganda. “I agree with counsel for the accused persons that the accused persons have been appearing before this honorable

Uganda Communications Commission headquarters

UCC finds radio station innocent, switches it back on after two million shillings payment

HOIMA, 30th /May 2017; Radio Hoima, in Western Uganda, was last night switched back on air by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) after paying two million shillings (US$ 550). The radio was arbitrarily switched off air for allegedly broadcasting sectarian statements. “We were directed to appear before UCC within 60 days. Yesterday I went with

Uganda police in brutal arrest of journalists on world Press Freedom Day

Kampala, 04th May, 2017: As Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate The World Press Freedom Day through different activities; some journalists were arrested by the police and kept in the cells for trying to organize parallel activities to those of their association, the Uganda Journalists Association (UJA). The arrested journalists included; Phillip

Court stops media coverage of slain police officer’s investigations

Kampala, 27/April/2017, Court in Kampala has ordered journalists and media houses to refrain from publishing any news about the murder and investigations of the former Uganda Police Force Spokesperson, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Andrew Felix Kaweesi. The exparte interim order was granted by the High Court Civil Division Deputy Registrar, Joy Kabagye Bahinguza on

Uganda Police patrol parked at The Observer Offices.

Staff of a broken-into media house scared for their lives

Kampala, 03rd/April/2017; On Saturday morning, the 01st April, 2017, it was discovered that unidentified persons had broken into the offices of The Observer newspaper and stolen property including computers and other electronic gadgets worth Uganda Shillings 100 million (USD28,011) in a move that has been described as ‘very sophiscated’. The attackers at The Observer Newspaper

Journalists covering the arrest of opposition members Photo credit: @Daily Monitor Shabibah Nakirigya

Police attacks journalists covering foiled opposition meeting

Kampala, 31st March 2017; Two journalists, Siraji Kiberu of Kingdom Television and Dodoviko Mukasa of Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) radio have been assaulted by the police on Friday 31st March 2017. The journalists were covering the arrest of an opposition Member of Parliament for Mukono Municipality, Betty Nambooze Bakireke. Another journalist Henry Kasomoko of Bukedde

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