Alerts(2019) articles

Journalists’ case against communications body resumes in court

Journalists’ case against communications body resumes in court

Kampala, 08/10/2019, Journalists through their umbrella bodies Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) and Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) together with other human rights activists under the Center for Constitutional Governance have asked Lady Justice Lydia Mugambe to compel the Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi to appear in Court to be

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Political coverage becomes risky for the journalists in Uganda

Kaseses, 2nd/October/2019; Kaguta Joel, a journalist working with Messiah Radio in Kasese western Uganda was yesterday 1st October 2019 released without charge by Kasese Central Police Station. Other journalists Bwambale Baker and Mumbere Denis escaped the arrest. The journalists were covering a meeting organized by the People Power Movement which is headed by Honorable Robert

Journalist Pidson Kakaire at Makindye Magistrates Court Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Court dismisses libel and offensive communication cases against Drone Media journalist

Kampala, 18th /September /2019; Makindye Chief Magistrates Court has on 18th September 2019 dismissed a case in which Pidson Kareire, a Drone Media Journalist was accused of criminal libel and offensive communication by Middle East Consultants Limited, a labor export company in Uganda. This came after HRNJ-Uganda’ counsel Daniel Walyemera prayed to court to have

Police forensic expert testifies in journalist’s assault case in Sheema.

Bushenyi, 6th June 2019; Further hearing of a case in which a TV West Journalist, Sheikh Abdhurhatifu was allegedly assaulted by Davis Assimwe, a medical doctor attached to Kabwohe Health Centre IV in Sheema district, western Uganda, continued this 6th August 2019, at Bushenyi Chief Magistrates Court, with receiving evidence from Enock Kinene a forensic

Vision Group Journalist attacked on the line of duty admitted in critical condition

Kampala, 16th/July/2019; Godfrey Katongole, a journalist working with the Vision Group’ Bukedde television is admitted at Old Kampala Moslem Hospital in critical condition. He was admitted Tuesday 15th July, following an assault by a group of journalists and other people at Salt Media in Lungujja, Kampala. Katongole, was visibly in severe pain when visited by

Pidson Kareire, a Drone Media Journalist Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Court adjourns defamation case against Drone Media journalist

Kampala, 1st /July /2019; Makindye Chief Magistrates Court has adjourned a case in which Pidson Kareire, a Drone Media Journalist is accused of criminal libel and offensive communication by Middle East Consultants Limited, a labor export company in Uganda. This was after counsel for Middle East Consultants Limited Charles Nsubuga of Muwema & Co. Advocates

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Member of Parliament assaults journalist while covering a football match

Gulu, 18th June 2019; Okot Geoffrey, a journalist working with Choice FM in Gulu district Northern Uganda was allegedly assaulted on 16th June 2019 by Honorable Odonga Otto, Member of Parliament for Aruu County. Okot together with his fellow journalists were set to cover a football match between Acholi Province and West Nile Province organized

Journalist Pidson Kareire shortly after his release at Makindye Magistrates Court

DRONE MEDIA JOURNALIST CHARGED, RELEASED ON BAIL

Kampala, 14th/June/2019; Court in Makindye has on the 14th June 2019 charged a Drone Media journalist Pidson Kareire with criminal libel and offensive communication contrary to sections 179 and 25 of the Penal Code Act and Computer Misuse act respectively. Middle East Consultants Limited, a labor export company dragged Pidson to court by private prosecution

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