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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

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

HRNJ-Uganda Lawyer Diana Nandudu(extreme right) speaking to Sadati Waligo(red jacket) outside the Magistrates Court in Lyantonde.

Court sets hearing date for Criminal defamation case against journalist

Lyantonde, 21st /July/ 2016; The Magistrates Court in Lyantonde has today, 21st /July 2016, set 28th /July 2016, as a date for hearing the criminal defamation case against Sadati Waligo, a Red Pepper correspondent in Lyantonde District. Sadati is accused of publishing libellous material against the resident District Commissioner of Lyantonde, Sulaiman Tugaragara Matojo Ssalongo.

Court grants permission to serve NRM official in News Papers over assault case.

Masaka, 8th/June/2016; Court at Masaka has granted permission to serve the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party official through News Papers, to respond to a case where he was sued for assaulting a journalist in May 2015. Rogers Mulindwa, the Party Electoral Commission spokesperson was sued in March 2016 by a journalist, Eddie Bindhe of

City tycoon testifies against journalists in a defamation case

Kampala, 1st /December/2015; Hearing of a case in which four journalists were charged with criminal defamation commenced today 1st December 2015 at Chief Magistrate Court at Buganda Road with one of the complainants Ephraim Ntaganda testifying. City tycoon, Ephraim Ntaganda, told court presided over by the Chief Magistrate, Nabakooza Flavia Kalungi, that on 18th May

Journalists facing Defamation ask Court to dismiss charge sheet

Kampala, 23rd /October/2015; Four Ugandan journalists have asked Court at Buganda Road to strike out a charge sheet in which they were allegedly joined improperly as parties to a criminal defamation case. This was in a case in which the prosecution, led by Peter Mugisha, alleges that Ronald Nahabwe and Benon Tugumisirize of the Red

East African court sets new date for criminal defamation case

The East African Court of Justice in Arusha will on 12th November, 2015 resume the hearing of a case challenging Uganda’s criminal defamation law. According to the hearing notice issued on 21st September 2015, the Registrar of the Court said the case will be heard at 9.30am at Arusha by a panel of five judges

State House orders Journalist to delete Mbabazi’s congratulatory message from magazine and apologize.

Kiruhura, 05th/August/2015; The Managing Director of Eshato Publications Limited, Pison Mugizi has been ordered to delete Mbabazi’s congratulatory message from a consecration magazine of the new Bishop of the North Ankole Diocese, Nathan Namanya. Information obtained by Human Rights Network for Journalist-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) indicates that this occurred at a meeting convened by the Diocesan Secretary

The East African Court of Justice starts hearing a Criminal Defamation case of a journalist.

The East African Court of Justice in Arusha Tanzania on Friday July 31 started hearing a case in which a Ugandan journalist, the late Ssembuusi Ronald, challenged criminal defamation.  A panel of five Judges led by the Principal Judge of the Court, Justice Monica Mugenyi presided over the hearing in the First Instance Court. The

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