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Red Pepper directors and editors standing in the dock during the hearing of their case.

Red Pepper Directors and Editors released on bail

Red Pepper Directors and Editors released on bail

Kampala, 19th/December/2017; Jailed five Red Pepper Directors and three Editors have been released on a non-cash bail of twenty million shillings (USD 5,555) each, the same amount for each of their sixteen sureties if the accused persons jump bail. The Grade One Magistrate Samuel Kagoda delivered the ruling at Buganda Road Court saying he was

L-R HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator Robert Sssempala(extrem left) together with HRNJ-Uganda lawyer Diana Nandudu(extreme right) posing for a photo with the Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo shortly a meeting at his office. Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Journalists meet Internal Affairs Minister over Red Pepper closure, agree to hold regular meetings

Kampala, 14th/December/2017; A media rights body, Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) has petitioned the Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen. Jeje Odongo over the continued closure of the Red Pepper publications and detention of its five Directors and Editors for almost a full month. In a meeting which took place between the Minister and HRNJ-Uganda

Outside the offices of Redpepper publications Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Red Pepper publications still under siege, its Directors and Editors in detention at Nalufenya

Mukono, 23rd Nov 2017; The Red Pepper publications premises are still under siege for the third day and five Directors and three Editors are detained at the much feared Nalufenya detention centre as they continue to undergo rigorous interrogations. The security forces have also searched their respective homes. On the evening of Tuesday 21st November

(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

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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