Alerts(2017) articles

Police arrests journalists covering opponents of age limit removal

Police arrests journalists covering opponents of age limit removal

Kampala, 20th /September/2017; Police in Wadegeya arrested and detained five journalists who were covering a press conference at Mulago Kubiri- a Kampala surbub, organized   by youth activists-Youth Against Dictatorship protesting the constitutional amendment of the presidential  age limit clause. The journalists included, Akatuhurira Nelson and  Livingstone Matovu both of B24 Television, Bulegeya Ronnie of Dream

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Police Officers assault journalists, Confiscate their gadgets

Entebbe, 13th/September/2017;Police officers of Kigungu Post Police on September 13th ,2017 assaulted and confiscated gadgets of journalists who had gone to Kigungu Landing Site to cover the sensitization campaign of Democratic Party dubbed “Kogikwatako” against the amendment of the Age Limit clause. Two journalists, Ssebalamu Kigongo of Bukedde television was manhandled and Sande Ssebagala of

Uganda Police

Police stones journalists as they cover staff quarters on fire

Kampala; Police Officers at Katwe Police Station have today 24th August 2017 stoned five journalists who were covering staff quarters that had caught fire at the same police station.  The journalists who were attacked are Nassaka Joweria (Kingdom TV), Ivan Mbadhi (BBS TV), Rachel Mabala (Daily Monitor) Carol Nakibule (Delta TV) and Muhumuza Julius of

L-R is Richard Kayiira, Diana Nandudu (HRNJ-Uganda Lawyer) and Tony Kirabira (New Vision Group Lawyer) standing outside at the Media Crimes department CID head quarters in Kibuli EmmanuelMagambo

Police extends bond for journalists charged with offensive communication and Criminal Libel

Kampala, 22nd/aug/2017; The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has renewed bond for a Bukedde News Paper Editor Richard Kayiira and the Kampala Sun Reporter Musa Ssemwanga to Tuesday 29th August 2017. The duo who appeared at CID at Kibuli in Kampala on 15th August 2017 for interrogation were charged with Offensive Communication contrary to section 25

General Kale Kayihura

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

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