Alerts(2017) articles

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Journalists with HRNJ-Uganda lawyer(2nd left) after court had acquitted them Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Court acquits four journalists of criminal defamation charges

Court acquits four journalists of criminal defamation charges

Kampala, 16th/ March/2017; The Chief Magistrates Court at Buganda Road has acquitted four journalists of criminal defamation and convicted the source of defamatory information. Madina Nalwanga, Patrick Tumwesigye of New Vision and Benon Tugumiisirize, Ronald Nahabwe formerly of Red Pepper were found not “criminally liable” for what was published and had no intention to defame

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Business woman sentenced to one year in prison for assaulting a journalist

Kayunga, 15th/ March/2017; A business woman in Kayunga District, Naluwa Rose, has been convicted and sentenced to a one year jail term by the Magistrates’ Court at Kayunga, for assaulting a Sauti FM journalist Mukiibi Sula. “I have critically analyzed the evidence submitted by the prosecution and the defence and therefore find the accused person guilty

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Police officer convicted of assaulting a television journalist.

Kampala, 10th/March/2017, The Chief Magistrates Court at Buganda Road has found the former Division Police Commander (DPC) of Old Kampala, Joram Mwesigye guilty of assaulting a WBS Television journalist, Andrew Lwanga. He has been fined (Sentenced) one million shillings (USD 282), and Five million shillings (USD 1,409) compensation to the assaulted journalist which he has

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Joram Mwesigye standing in the dock during a court session Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Judgement Day for Joram Mwesigye

It was 12th January 2015 when a WBS Television journalist, Andrew Lwanga who was covering a peaceful procession by a group of unemployed youth along Namirembe Road in Kampala, met his unfortunate fate when he was brutally assaulted by a senior police officer, the then District Police Commander (DPC) of Old Kampala, Joram Mwesigye. Lwanga

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Suspects accused of assaulting journalists standing in the dock during a court session Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Court sets judgment date in a journalists’ assault case

Entebbe, 3rd/03/2017: Five ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party youths continued to defend themselves before the Entebbe based Grade One Magistrate Mulonda Mastula. Two of the accused denied beating journalists on the day of the special interest group election, which they claim was peaceful and ended smoothly at Entebbe, in Wakiso district. “The voting went

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Dean Saava while on duty Photo Credit: Facebook

Journalists charged with criminal trespass, released on bond

Mayuge, 23rd/February/2017; Two journalists, Dean Lubowa Saava and Fidel Arinaitwe, were on 23rd February 2017, arrested by Special Forces Command Unit for photographing the home of the head of the Shia Community in Uganda. The duo, from an Investigative media company Tazan Concept, were handed to police in Mayuge and charged with criminal trespass. They

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Joram Mwesigye standing in the dock during the court hearing at Buganda Road Magistrates Court Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Court sets judgment date for a case against a senior police officer, as a private guard destroys a journalist’s gadget

Kampala, 25th/ January /2017; Buganda Road Magistrates Court has set the 10th March 2017 to deliver its judgment in a case against a senior police officer, Joram Mwesigye –the former DPC of Old Kampala Police Station, who is accused of assaulting a WBS Television journalist Andrew Lwanga. This was after the defence closed the case

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