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Call for probe into media freedom perpetrators

“When we report these cases, Police always claims to be doing their work, saying journalists are not above the law.”  This statement is originally published on New Vision on 23rd/August/2016. KAMPALA – Local journalists have called on government to establish a special committee to investigate all perpetrators of media freedom. They say continued threats and

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NUSOJ denounces judicial harassment of journalists and independent media in Somaliland

This statement was originally published on NUSOJ on 15 August 2016. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns concerted attempts by Somaliland authorities to criminalize journalism and punish journalists over spurious, frivolous and vexatious legal cases. A series of court cases filed against journalists and independent newspapers in Somaliland constitute judicial harassment and

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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

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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

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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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Call for probe into media freedom perpetrators

“When we report these cases, Police always claims to be doing their work, saying journalists are not above the law.”  This statement is originally published on New Vision on 23rd/August/2016. KAMPALA – Local journalists have called on government to establish a special committee to investigate all perpetrators of media freedom. They say continued threats and

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MEDIA FREEDOM IN AFRICA

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LIST OF HRNJ-UGANDA UPCOMING COURT CASES

No CASE COURT DATE
1 Uganda Vs Joram Mwesigye (Andrew Lwanga) Buganda Road Magistrates Court 26th/July/2016
2 Uganda Vs Nakwiya Rose (Sula Mukiibi) Kayunga Magistrates Court 27th/July/2016
3 Uganda Vs Jakisa Mungu & Ors Lira Magistrates Court 1st/August/2016
4 Uganda Vs Eddie Ssansa(Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya) Masaka Magistrates Court 3rd/August/2016
5 Uganda Vs Juma Segawa & Ors (Red Pepper Journalists) Buganda Road Magistrates Court 12th/August/2016
6 Legal Brains Trust Vs Attorney General High Court Civil Division 29th/August/2016
7 Ronald Ssembuusi Vs Attorney General East African Court of Justice 12th/September/2016
8 Mulindwa Mukasa Vs Julius Ceasar Tusingwire High Court Civil Division 21st/Jan/2017
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