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The court at Buganda Road has remanded Pidson Kareire, a journalist attached to Drone Media, an online publication to Kitalya…

Ahead of, during and after the elections, MISA is particularly concerned about the safety and security of journalists and the media, the enactment of claw-back laws, and the need for citizens to access information at all times, both online and offline.

This statement was originally published on ipcng.org on 10 September 2021. The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria condemns in strong terms the…

In his congratulatory letter, MISA Regional’s governing council chairperson, Golden Maunganidze, reminds incoming SADC executive secretary Elias Mpedi Magosi, of the key issues the region is grappling with.

Kampala, 17th/June/2021; Court at Buganda Road has this afternoon granted cash bail to two online journalists, Pidson Kareire and Darious…

Kampala, 27th/May/2021; Court at Buganda Road has this afternoon 27th May 2021 remanded two journalists to wit Pidson Kareire and Darious…

Kampala, 10th/ May/2021; Court at Buganda Road has today 10th May 2021 adjourned a case in which four Radio Simba…

Officers from the Uganda People’s Defense Forces assaulted Enock Matovu, an NTV correspondent in Mityana District on 22nd April 2021….

Kampala 18th February 2021; About 10 journalists are nursing injuries after they were assaulted by the military police personnel who…

Kampala 18th February 2021; About 10 journalists are nursing injuries after they were assaulted by the military police personnel who…

Kampala, 19th/January/2021; The High Court of Uganda at Kampala quashed the directives of the Media Council of Uganda to have…

Lira 12th/12/ 2020: Police in Lira assaulted six journalists who were covering a standoff between the National Unity Platform (NUP)…

Luuka, 19th /November/2020; Ashraf Kasirye, a freelance journalist with Uganda Radio Network was yesterday 18th November 2020 pepper-sprayed by police…

Kikuube, 22nd October 2020; Gad Asaba, a freelance journalist with Kazi-Nzema, an online News Agency was on Thursday afternoon arrested…

Butambala, 3rd September 2020; Joseph Kinobe, a journalist working with Bukedde Television in Mpigi district Central Uganda was allegedly attacked…

Police have arrested six journalists at Makerere University who had been invited to cover a story of foreign students who…

Kamuli, 22nd/April/2020; Police in Kamuli released Gwebayanga Tom, a Vision Group Correspondent in Buyende district on 22nd April 2020 after…

HRNJ-Uganda is deeply saddened by the rampant attacks against journalists in the line of duty ever since the President’s directives…

Kasese, 22nd/November/2019; Security operatives on November 20, 2019, stormed and ransacked the office of opposition political party the Forum for…

Kampala 4th November 2019; Police in Kampala arrested a number of journalists who were delivering a petition to the Inspector…

Makerere, 25th October 2019; Over fifteen (15) journalists who were covering a press conference convened by the Guild Council leaders…

Gulu, 18th June 2019; Okot Geoffrey, a journalist working with Choice FM in Gulu district Northern Uganda was allegedly assaulted…

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda has on the 28th May 2019, launched its 10th edition of the press freedom index…

Lira, 21st January, 2019; Bismack Olang a journalist with Unity FM radio based in Lira was on Friday 18th January 2019 assaulted…

Masaka, 05th/Nov/2018; The Ugandan media fraternity woke upto shocking news of death threats to twelve journalists operating within the Southern…

This message was originally published on UNESCO website on 2 November 2018 It has been five years since the United…

Kampala, 31st August, 2018; Another journalist has suffered brutality at the hands of the army in what looks like a…

Kampala, 21st/Aug/2018; Journalists covering protests against the continued detention of the Kyaddondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu also…

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) condemns the unabated attack on journalists covering the political campaigns for the Arua Municipality…

Katakwi, 13th/July/2018; Police in Katakwi, Eastern Uganda has arrested three journalists for covering a demonstration by local mobile money operators…

This statement was originally published on AFEX on 27 June 2018 Government officials in Uganda, including President Yoweri Museveni, have,…

Kabaale, 26th June, 2018; The Kabale District Local Council 5 Chairperson, Mr. Keihwa Patrick Besigye is on the spot for…

This statement was originally published on africafex.org on 1 June 2018. The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has learnt…

Journalists have on the 19th April 2018 are contemplating to take major steps against on going infringement of media freedoms…

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda), wishes to express concern over the continued attack on media freedom and the rights…

Kampala; 22nd February 2018;Police officers based at the Uganda Police Headquarters in Naguru, Kampala have blocked journalists from covering the…

Gulu, 15th February 2018; The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Gulu District in Northern Uganda Capt. Santos Okot Lapolo on…

Jinja, 12th February 2018; Army officers attached to Kimaka army barracks have on the 12th February 2018 beaten Ivan Lubega,…

Kampala, 17th January, 2018; Twaha Mukiibi is a television journalist working with NBS. He was brutally assaulted by policemen in…

Kampala, 27th November 2017, After a week in detention at Nalufenya, a hardcore criminal detention center, the five Directors and…

Mukono, 23rd Nov 2017; The Red Pepper publications premises are still under siege for the third day and five Directors…

Mukono, 13th /October/2017; The State Minister for Water Resources and Member of Parliament for Mukono North Constituency Hon. Ronald Kibuule is…

Entebbe, 13th/September/2017;Police officers of Kigungu Post Police on September 13th ,2017 assaulted and confiscated gadgets of journalists who had gone…

Kampala; Police Officers at Katwe Police Station have today 24th August 2017 stoned five journalists who were covering staff quarters…

HRNJ-Uganda Welcomes Recommendations from UNESCO for UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity…

Amuru, 13th/June/2017; A group of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces, police officers and plain clothed men attacked three NBS Television journalists—Sabiti…

LIRA, 08th /June/2017; Lira Magistrates Court has dismissed for want of prosecution a case of defacement of notices and campaign posters…

Kampala, 04th May, 2017: As Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate The World Press Freedom Day through…

This statement was originally published on Daily Monitor on 26 April 2017. By Betty Ndagire High Court Judge, Elizabeth Kabanda,…

Kampala, 03rd/April/2017; On Saturday morning, the 01st April, 2017, it was discovered that unidentified persons had broken into the offices…

Kampala, 31st March 2017; Two journalists, Siraji Kiberu of Kingdom Television and Dodoviko Mukasa of Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) radio…

Entebbe, 29th/Mar/2017; Five youth supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party have been found guilty of assaulting three…

Kayunga, 15th/ March/2017; A business woman in Kayunga District, Naluwa Rose, has been convicted and sentenced to a one year jail…

Kampala, 10th/March/2017, The Chief Magistrates Court at Buganda Road has found the former Division Police Commander (DPC) of Old Kampala,…

Mayuge, 23rd/February/2017; Two journalists, Dean Lubowa Saava and Fidel Arinaitwe, were on 23rd February 2017, arrested by Special Forces Command…

Kabarole 16th /February /2017 Police in Fort Portal has released without charge a Kabarole Research Centre (KRC) FM radio reporter…

This statement was originally published diamundialradio.org under History of Radio. UNESCO’s Executive Board recommended to the General Conference the proclamation of World Radio…

Kampala, 18th/November/2016; Buganda Road Court has on 18th November 2016, ordered the former Old Kampala District Police Commander, Joram Mwesigye…

Kampala, 18th/Nov/2016; The Chief Magistrates Court at Mengo on 18th/11/2016 adjourned the case against Makumbi Joseph, a journalist working with…

This statement is originally published on AFEX on 14/November/2016 The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins the Association for…

This statement was originally published on Doha Centre for Media Freedom on 20/10/2016 Story by Halima Athumani Ugandan journalist Andrew Lwanga,…

Kampala, 17th/Oct/2016; Unknown assailants broke into the premises of the Observer Newspaper at Plot 1Tagore Crescent, Kamwokya in Kampala and…

This statement is originally published on UNESCO. About the Day 2016 is the first year of UNESCO marking 28 September…

Mukono, 2nd /September/2016; Madiinah Ssebyala, of Bukedde Paper was on 31st August 2016 assaulted by one Kasagga Swaibu who further…

Kampala, 10th/08/2016; A Bukedde newspaper journalist, Joseph Mutebi was 10th August, 2016 assaulted by  commercial (boda boda ) cyclists  believed…

This statement was originally published on www.jewishpress.com on 9th/August/2016. A U.S. journalist has been detained, allegedly for trying to enter Turkey…

Nateete, 25th/July/2016; A Delta Television journalist Jamil Mukiibi was attacked by commercial motorcyclists (Bodaboda) as he covered a scuffle between…

Kalangala, 16th /June/ 2016; Thomas Ssettuba, the Programmes Manager of Radio Ssese, in Kalangala district was on 14th June, 2016…

Pattern of Attacks Indicates Perpetrators Enjoy Impunity This statement was originally published on Human Rights Watch website on 13/June/2016. (Kampala)…

This article was originally published on New Vision on 6th/June/2016 A female journalist was shot dead Sunday in the Somali…

Kampala, 23rd /May/2016; Civil Society Organizations have called upon the Ugandan Government to conduct swift and transparent investigations into the…

Kampala, 06th/May/2016; In a surprise twist of events, just two days after officiating as chief walker on World Press Freedom…

Kampala, 05th/May/2016; The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CIID) on May 4th 2016, interrogated Daily Monitor’s Associate Editor, Alex Atuhaire for about…

Press Statement:  On 10th April 2016, the premises of HRNJ-Uganda were broken into by unknown assailants. The break in started…

Kampala, 24th/ March/2016; Eng. Abraham Byandala, a member of Parliament for Katikamu North Constituency and currently a Minister without Portfolio…

Kasangati, 1st March 2016; Remmy Bahati a journalist with NBS Television was arrested on March 1st 2016 by the Uganda…

Kasangati, 1st March 2016; Uganda Police has on Monday February 29th 2016, arrested a total of eight (8) journalists; six…

Kasangati, 28th February 2016; Six journalists were on Saturday 27th February 2016 arrested by Ugandan police, for covering the opposition…

Kasangati, 22nd\February\2016; A photo journalist Isaac Kasamani of AFP, an international news agency was today 22nd February 2016 pepper sprayed…

Abim, 08th February 2016, Catherine Byaruhanga, a BBC news correspondent in Uganda was on February 06th, 2016 arrested by the…

Masaka, 17th /December/2015; Court in Masaka, on 14th /December/2015 charged a former ruling National Resistance Movement party flag bearer contestant…

Mpigi, 30th /November/2015; Agnes Najjuma, a Vision Group correspondent in Mpigi District was assaulted by Tumwesigye Charles, the Principal of…

Kampala, 17th /November/2015; A journalist working with a private station, Delta TV, Isaac Kugonza, was on Monday 16th/November/2015 shot by…

This statement was originally published on ifex.org on 28 October 2015. 2 November marks the United Nations International Day to…

Kampala, January, 24th/2012; a journalist working with Capital FM radio in Kampala, Gideon Tugume was attacked by gunmen on the night…

Kampala, 13th/Mar/2012; A government investigation report has exonerated the Uganda Police Force in the alleged shooting of a Daily Monitor…

09th/Mar/2012: A case in which former Kalangala district chairperson Daniel Kikoola accuses a journalist Ronald Ssembuusi of criminal libel has…