Alerts(2019) articles

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

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

Honorable Odonga Otto :Courtesy photo

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


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

Former Forum Democratic Change (FDC) president Dr Kizza Besigye inside the studios of Mubende Fm before police pulled him out. COURTESY PHOTOS

Police switches off two radio stations in two weeks for hosting opposition’ Kiiza Besigye

MUBENDE, Police and the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) in Mubende district have this Thursday 18th April, 2019 stormed Mubende FM radio and switched it off in a bid to stop a talk show in which the former Forum for Democratic Change President, Dr. Kizza Besigye had been hosted. Mubende FM in Central Uganda becomes the

East African Court of Justice hears applications filed by Attorney General and Media Legal Defence Initiative

Arusha, 13th /February/2019; Hearing of two consolidated applications filed by the Attorney General (A.G) of Uganda and the Media Legal Defense Initiative (MLDI) together with 19 other Organizations commenced on 12th February at the East African Court of Justice. In the first application (Appn No. 4 of 2018) , the A.G sought Leave of Court

NBS Tv journalist Solomon Serwanjja speaking to journalists after recording his statement at CPS Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Investigative journalists released on bond after two nights in jail

Kampala, 8th February, 2019; Police in Kampala has on 8th February 2019 released three British Broad Casting (BBC) journalists, their driver and a wife to NBS’s senior investigative journalist Solomon Serwanjja after spending two nights in police custody. They were released on police bond on charges of being in “unlawful possession of classified government drugs”.