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Trump’s ‘War With the Media’ Makes Independent Courts More Necessary Than Ever

Trump’s ‘War With the Media’ Makes Independent Courts More Necessary Than Ever

This statement was originally published on PEN AMERICA website on 3/April/2017. President Trump’s threats to “open up” libel laws have global implications for freedom of the media across the globe, especially in Africa. We, a media lawyer from London, an international human rights lawyer, and a human rights lawyer from Uganda, have joined forces to

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

A police officer pushing a journalist as she tried to cover a protestors during the closure of Daily Monitor in 2013

Police detains two journalists, as three others are assaulted on duty.

Nateete, 25th/July/2016; A Delta Television journalist Jamil Mukiibi was attacked by commercial motorcyclists (Bodaboda) as he covered a scuffle between two rival cyclists’ associations. He sustained several injuries and lost his property in the Sunday afternoon attack at Nateete, a Kampala suburb on 24th July, 2016. A section of commercial cyclists under their umbrella body

Police Chief Kale Kayihura must stop blaming the media for the Pforce’ brutality

Press Statement: Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) with great concern condemn in the strongest terms, the ever growing tendency of the police leadership imposing unfounded accusations against the media whenever the force is reported about being engaged in unprofessional conduct in the course of its work. On 12th July 2016, police men, army and

Delta TV journalist shot on the head, admitted in critical condition.

Kampala, 17th /November/2015; A journalist working with a private station, Delta TV, Isaac Kugonza, was on Monday 16th/November/2015 shot by police on the head and rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital in a critical condition. Blood was oozing from his head and spate in the mouth. Another unidentified woman was also reportedly shot in the

Police shoots, detains journalist and assaults others covering opposition politicians.

Kampala, 15th/October/2015; Police in Jinja district in Eastern Uganda have on the 15th October shot and injured a Radio One correspondent in the area, Ivan Vincent Mukisa. He was covering a scuffle between police and supporters of Dr. Kizza Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential flag bearer for the 2016 general elections. Police

Medical practitioner testifies in journalist’s assault case.

Kampala, 15th September 2015; further hearing of a case in which a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) Journalist, Andrew Lwanga was allegedly assaulted by Joram Mwesigye, the former Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station continued today at the Chief Magistrates Court of Buganda Road., with the medical doctor Nuwamanya Emmanuel giving his evidence. In

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Court nullifies Speaker’ dismissal of journalists from Parliament

Kampala, 04th / July / 2015; High Court in Kampala, on 03rd July 2015, nullified the Speaker’s dismissal of journalists Sulaiman Kakaire and David Tash Lumu from covering news in Parliament over a story titled ‘How Kadaga, Oulanyah fought over petition’ published in a local bi-weekly newspaper The Observer, on the 21st January 2013 edition

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