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Journalists with HRNJ-Uganda lawyer(2nd left) after court had acquitted them Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Court acquits four journalists of criminal defamation charges

Court acquits four journalists of criminal defamation charges

Kampala, 16th/ March/2017; The Chief Magistrates Court at Buganda Road has acquitted four journalists of criminal defamation and convicted the source of defamatory information. Madina Nalwanga, Patrick Tumwesigye of New Vision and Benon Tugumiisirize, Ronald Nahabwe formerly of Red Pepper were found not “criminally liable” for what was published and had no intention to defame

Journalists from Mukono surrounding a man who is said to have beaten one Madiina Sebayla. Photo: Kalumba Ronald

Journalist assaulted at Court for covering land case

Mukono, 2nd /September/2016; Madiinah Ssebyala, of Bukedde Paper was on 31st August 2016 assaulted by one Kasagga Swaibu who further threatened to inflict her with more harm if she continues to cover a land case where he accuses Kenneth Mukiibi of selling to him land and failing to offer the land title. “As I was

A rowdy mob on the streets of Kampala in protest of Gen. Kale Kayihura and seven senior police officers were expected to appear before court Photo: Francis Tumwekwasize

Supporters of Inspector General of Police assault a journalist

Kampala, 10th/08/2016; A Bukedde newspaper journalist, Joseph Mutebi was 10th August, 2016 assaulted by  commercial (boda boda ) cyclists  believed to be supporters of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura, while covering them smashing Lawyer Abdallah Kiwanuka’s car. Kiwanuka is representing three complainants in a torture case instituted by private prosecution against

Hearing of criminal defamation case continues, as Parliamentary reporters academic suit commences.

Kampala, 28th /April /2016; Further hearing of a criminal defamation case in which four journalists; Ronald Nahebwa, Benon Tugumisirize, Madina Nalwanga and Patrick Tumwesige are accused of defaming city tycoons Ephraim Ntaganda and Drake Lubega continued on 28th /April/2016 with the second prosecution witness Serugo Denis Richard adducing evidence. During cross examination by four lawyers, Serugo told

City tycoon ‘fails’ to pin journalists in a criminal  defamation case.

Kampala, 27th/January/2016; Hearing of a criminal defamation case in which four journalists Ronald Nahebwa, Benon Tugumisirize, Madina Nalwanga are accused of  defaming city tycoons continued on  27th /January/2016 with one of the  prosecution witnesses Ephraim Ntaganda revealing that he never complained to police about the journalists. Ntaganda who was cross-examined by four lawyers, told court that

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