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Pidson Kareire, a Drone Media Journalist Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Court adjourns defamation case against Drone Media journalist

Court adjourns defamation case against Drone Media journalist

Kampala, 1st /July /2019; Makindye Chief Magistrates Court has adjourned a case in which Pidson Kareire, a Drone Media Journalist is accused of criminal libel and offensive communication by Middle East Consultants Limited, a labor export company in Uganda. This was after counsel for Middle East Consultants Limited Charles Nsubuga of Muwema & Co. Advocates

Journalist Pidson Kareire shortly after his release at Makindye Magistrates Court

DRONE MEDIA JOURNALIST CHARGED, RELEASED ON BAIL

Kampala, 14th/June/2019; Court in Makindye has on the 14th June 2019 charged a Drone Media journalist Pidson Kareire with criminal libel and offensive communication contrary to sections 179 and 25 of the Penal Code Act and Computer Misuse act respectively. Middle East Consultants Limited, a labor export company dragged Pidson to court by private prosecution

L-R Milton, Taddeo Ssenyonyi, Atwine Bob, Robert Ssempala, Andrew Irumba, Ramond Wamala and Akera Derick Otim at CIID headquarters after journalists had recorded their statments Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police interrogates journalists at CIID Headquarters

Kibuli 24th May, 2018; Four journalists appeared at the Criminal Investigations Directorate Headquarters Kibuli on 22nd May 2018 following the summons that were issued by Mr. Kototyo William, the Director of Cyber and Financial Crimes. Andrew Irumba, Bob Atwine, Taddeo Ssenyonyi, John Njoroge of Spy Uganda, Spy Reports, Business Focus and CEO Magazine respectively were

Redpepper Editor and Directors standing in the dock during a court session at Buganda Road Magistrates court Photo credit: Francis Tumwekwasize

Red Pepper Directors and Editors charged with seven counts and remanded to prison

Kampala, 27th November 2017, After a week in detention at Nalufenya, a hardcore criminal detention center, the five Directors and three Editors of the Red Pepper publications have been charged before the Buganda Road Court with seven counts including publication of information prejudicial to national security, libel and offensive communication. The charged Directors include, Arinaitwe

Stanley Ndawula speaking to journalists after his release

Court releases the Investigator journalists after a week in police detention

Kampala, 06th/November, 2017; The Kampala City Hall Magistrate’s court has on 06th/November/2017, released on bail journalists Stanley Ndawula and Robert Ndawula the CEO and Business Manager of the Investigator an online news agency respectively after seven days of detention in police cells at Kiira Road Police in Kampala Stanley Ndawula’s lawyer, Friday Kagoro told court

(L-R) Daily Monitor’ Executive Editor, Charles Odoobo Bichachi with his lawyer James Nangwara outside Media Crimes Unit at the Criminal Investigations Department in Kibuli Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police quizzes and charges newspaper editors over Presidential Age Limit stories

Kampala, 16/ October/2017; Two Ugandan newspaper editors quizzed by the police’ Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) over age limit budget stories. Daily Monitor’ Executive Editor, Charles Odoobo Bichachi and Red Pepper’ Deputy News Editor Kintu Richard were on 16th Oct, 2017 quizzed for over three hours each. They were both charged with ‘Offensive Communication/ Libel’ and

L-R is Richard Kayiira, Diana Nandudu (HRNJ-Uganda Lawyer) and Tony Kirabira (New Vision Group Lawyer) standing outside at the Media Crimes department CID head quarters in Kibuli EmmanuelMagambo

Police extends bond for journalists charged with offensive communication and Criminal Libel

Kampala, 22nd/aug/2017; The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has renewed bond for a Bukedde News Paper Editor Richard Kayiira and the Kampala Sun Reporter Musa Ssemwanga to Tuesday 29th August 2017. The duo who appeared at CID at Kibuli in Kampala on 15th August 2017 for interrogation were charged with Offensive Communication contrary to section 25

General Kale Kayihura

Police interrogates editor for “offensive communication”

Kampala, 20th /June/2017; The editor of Red Pepper Publications, Ben Byarabaha, was today quizzed by the Uganda Police media crimes unit for six hours over alleged “offensive communication” for publishing stories about the health of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), General Kale Kayihura. “You allegedly published an article titled, “Kayihura rushed to India” with intent to

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