Alerts(2018) articles

Joshua Mujunga lying on a sick bed Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Army on the spot again over beating a journalist covering protests resulting from arrest of MPs

Army on the spot again over beating a journalist covering protests resulting from arrest of MPs

Kampala, 31st August, 2018; Another journalist has suffered brutality at the hands of the army in what looks like a targeted attack against journalists covering protests related to the arrests and detention of opposition Members of Parliament who participated in the recent Arua Municipality by-elections. Today there were protests in Kamwokya against the decision by

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Arusha, 10th August 2018, The Attorney General of Uganda has withdrawn an appeal filed on 4th January 2018 at the East African Court of Justice in Arusha Tanzania challenging the decision of the court of First Instance allowing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

Journalist files assault case against police officer

Kampala, July 20th, 2018. Ronald Kasasa, a journalist working with Vision Group filed an assault case at Jinja Road Police Station where he accuses a police officer of allegedly assaulting him. Ronald was accompanied by the Vision Group lawyer Tony Raymond Kirabira, HRNJ-Uganda Executive Director Robert Ssempala, Programme Officer Nandudu Diana. The case is registered

Three journalists arrested as they cover mobile money tax protest

Katakwi, 13th/July/2018; Police in Katakwi, Eastern Uganda has arrested three journalists for covering a demonstration by local mobile money operators who were protesting against the newly introduced tax on mobile money transactions, saying the tax was too high and killing their business. The journalists were asked to share their recorded material and also reveal the

Kabale District Local Council 5 Chairperson, Mr. Keihwa Patrick Besigye

Kabale District Chairman assaults journalist over an embezzlement story

Kabaale, 26th June, 2018; The Kabale District Local Council 5 Chairperson, Mr. Keihwa Patrick Besigye is on the spot for allegedly slapping a Voice of Kigezi radio journalist, Mr. Arinitwe Emmanuel on the 25th day of June, 2018 at the Voice of Kigezi offices in Kabale town. Arinitwe told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda, that

L-R Milton, Taddeo Ssenyonyi, Atwine Bob, Robert Ssempala, Andrew Irumba, Ramond Wamala and Akera Derick Otim at CIID headquarters after journalists had recorded their statments Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police interrogates journalists at CIID Headquarters

Kibuli 24th May, 2018; Four journalists appeared at the Criminal Investigations Directorate Headquarters Kibuli on 22nd May 2018 following the summons that were issued by Mr. Kototyo William, the Director of Cyber and Financial Crimes. Andrew Irumba, Bob Atwine, Taddeo Ssenyonyi, John Njoroge of Spy Uganda, Spy Reports, Business Focus and CEO Magazine respectively were

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