Alerts(2017) articles

UCC Shutdown Radio Station for two days, orders suspension of senior staff.

UCC Shutdown Radio Station for two days, orders suspension of senior staff.

Kanungu, 24th October, 2017; On Saturday 21st October 2017, Uganda’s Telecommunication regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) shutdown a private radio station, Kanungu Broadcasting Services Ltd. (KBS) on allegations of breaching the minimum broadcasting standards. The KBS Radio Director, Mr. Charles Byaruhanga says UCC did not tell them the exact reason for the closure, “They

(L-R) Daily Monitor’ Executive Editor, Charles Odoobo Bichachi with his lawyer James Nangwara outside Media Crimes Unit at the Criminal Investigations Department in Kibuli Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police quizzes and charges newspaper editors over Presidential Age Limit stories

Kampala, 16/ October/2017; Two Ugandan newspaper editors quizzed by the police’ Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) over age limit budget stories. Daily Monitor’ Executive Editor, Charles Odoobo Bichachi and Red Pepper’ Deputy News Editor Kintu Richard were on 16th Oct, 2017 quizzed for over three hours each. They were both charged with ‘Offensive Communication/ Libel’ and

Minister Kibuule Threatens Journalist for Covering Land saga

Mukono, 13th /October/2017; The State Minister for Water Resources and Member of Parliament for Mukono North Constituency Hon. Ronald Kibuule is alleged to have threatened David Musisi Kalyankolo , a Bukedde Television correspondent in Mukono District. Musisi is believed to have reported a story on Bukedde Television where the minister is allegedly involved in a land

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

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