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Journalist charged with abeting terrorism for taking photographs of soldiers

Kasese, 29th/November/2016; Joy Doreen Bbira, a Ugandan journalist working with KTN Television in Kenya, was on the evening of 28th Nov,2016 charged with ‘Abeting terrorism’ after being detained at police for about 24 hours in Kasese in South Western Uganda. On conviction, ultimate sentence for such a crime is death. She together with four family

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Court orders police officer to defend himself over assaulting a TV journalist

Kampala, 18th/November/2016; Buganda Road Court has on 18th November 2016, ordered the former Old Kampala District Police Commander, Joram Mwesigye to defend himself against charges of assaulting a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) TV journalist Andrew Lwanga. The Presiding Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu ruled that she perused the evidence of  the six (6) prosecution witnesses

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Court grants last adjournment in a police case against journalist

Kampala, 18th/Nov/2016; The Chief Magistrates Court at Mengo on 18th/11/2016 adjourned the case against Makumbi Joseph, a journalist working with the Vision Group. The matter had come up for further hearing; however the State Attorney told Court that she had no witnesses. Makumbi, through his Lawyers Ntende Kenneth from HRNJ-Uganda and Kirabira Tonny from the

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Journalist charged with abeting terrorism for taking photographs of soldiers

Kasese, 29th/November/2016; Joy Doreen Bbira, a Ugandan journalist working with KTN Television in Kenya, was on the evening of 28th Nov,2016 charged with ‘Abeting terrorism’ after being detained at police for about 24 hours in Kasese in South Western Uganda. On conviction, ultimate sentence for such a crime is death. She together with four family

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Principal Judge directs on journalists’ treason case

Principal Judge directs on journalists’ treason case The Principal Judge, Dr Yorakamu Bamwine, has directed the Deputy Registrar, High Court Criminal Division, “circumstances allowing” to set a hearing date for the treason charges against Augustine Okello, a Rhino FM journalist. “…the Deputy Registrar Criminal Division is requested to take note of your concerns and, circumstances

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Kadaga, legislators moot plan to gag media

This statement was originally published on the Daily Monitor on 16th/September/2016 PARLIAMENT– Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga yesterday ordered Parliament’s Committee on Rules and Privilege to investigate journalists who write what she considers negative stories against the institution. Giving the order, the Speaker said the investigation should be with the aim “of charging the reporters

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Battered journalist suffering two years after attack

This statement was originally published on Doha Centre for Media Freedom on 20/10/2016 Story by Halima Athumani Ugandan journalist Andrew Lwanga, incapacitated with a spinal injury two years ago, is still seeking for both treatment and justice. In 2015 the Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ) Uganda registered 143 cases of assault, including Lwanga’s injury. On

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