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James Odongo Akia (2nd left) with relatives after court had granted him bail

Vision Group journalist James Odongo Akia granted bail by the High Court in Soroti

Vision Group journalist James Odongo Akia granted bail by the High Court in Soroti

Soroti, 13th/March/2020; The High Court in Soroti presided over by His Lordship Wilson Musene Musalu has on the 13th March, granted bail bond to Vision Group Journalist and sub-Editor attached to Etop Newspaper James Odongo Akia. The Journalist was granted a cash bail of UGX 200,000/- and his sureties a non-cash bail of UGX 1,000,000/-. James

Moses Bwayo (centre) stands in the dock at the Makindye Magistrate Court. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa

Court in Makindye has charged a journalist, Moses Bwayo, with an Unlawful assembly

Kampala, 05th March 2020: Bwayo, aged 30years, a resident of Upper Kisugu, Makindye Division in Kampala district appeared before Grade 1 Magistrate Jude Okumu Wednesday afternoon and charged with unlawful assembly along with eight others. The prosecution alleges that on the 24th February 2020, at Nsambya Police Barracks in Makindye Division, Kampala district, Bwayo along

Mbarara Court Reinstates Journalist’s Case

Mbarara, 18th/November/2019; The High Court in Mbarara presided over by Justice Joyce Kavuma on November 14, 2019, reinstated Damba Wiziri’s case against Amanya Jordan which had been dismissed on 11th September 2019 for want of prosecution. This came after Counsel Jonathan Bwagi representing Damba Wiziri on behalf of HRNJ-Uganda filed an application seeking leave of

Medical Doctor gives testimony in Sheema Journalist’s assault case

Bushenyi, 22nd October 2019; 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 22nd day of October 2019, at Bushenyi Chief Magistrates Court, with receiving evidence from Dr. Peter Karubi

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

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

A police officer pulling a journalist Kenneth Kazibwe at Naguru police headquarters.

MEDIA TO BOYCOTT POLICE EVENTS.

Journalists have on the 19th April 2018 are contemplating to take major steps against on going infringement of media freedoms by the police among which is a peaceful boycott of all police events. This immanent move is in response to continued violation of their rights particularly in relation to denied access to news scenes by

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