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Freedom of Expression Online under Attack in Tanzania

This statement was originally published on africafex.org on 20th/Semptember/2016. Freedom of expression online is under attack in Tanzania as the Government abuses legal and judicial processes to suppress critical voices on the Internet, in violation of regional and international human rights standards. In a recent example, five Tanzanian internet users were on September 14, 2016 arraigned

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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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Police interrogates two journalists

Kibuli, 15th/September/2016; Two journalists have been interrogated by the Crime Investigations and Intelligence Department of the Uganda police over their work. Benon Tugumisiirize, formerly of Red Pepper newspaper was arrested on 14th September 2016 as he left Buganda Road Magistrates court where he had gone to attend his trial on criminal defamation. Earlier on, Fred

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Police interrogates two journalists

Kibuli, 15th/September/2016; Two journalists have been interrogated by the Crime Investigations and Intelligence Department of the Uganda police over their work. Benon Tugumisiirize, formerly of Red Pepper newspaper was arrested on 14th September 2016 as he left Buganda Road Magistrates court where he had gone to attend his trial on criminal defamation. Earlier on, Fred

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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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Join the global coalition for a Protector of Journalists

This statement was originally posted on IFEX on 12th/September/2016. Reporters Without Borders is leading the global #ProtectJournalists campaign, to which over 100 media and human rights organisations have already pledged their support. As UN member states meet for the opening of the 71st session of the General Assembly on 16 September, help make the creation

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LIST OF HRNJ-UGANDA UPCOMING COURT CASES

No CASE COURT DATE
1 Uganda Vs Eddie Ssansa(Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya) Masaka Magistrates' Court 9th/September/2016
2 Ronald Ssembuusi Vs Attorney General East African Court of Justice 12th/September/2016
3 Uganda Vs Joram Mwesigye (Andrew Lwanga) Buganda Road Magistrates' Court 16th/September/2016
4 Uganda Vs Jakisa Mungu & Ors Lira Magistrates' Court 18th/September/2016
5 Uganda Vs Juma Segawa & Ors (Red Pepper Journalists) Buganda Road Magistrates Court 18th/September/2016
6 Uganda Vs Makumbi Joseph Mengo Magistrates' Court 19th/September/2016
7 Uganda Vs Nakwiya Rose (Sula Mukiibi) Kayunga Magistrates' Court 19th/September/2016
8 Uganda Vs Lule Wamala & Ors Entebbe Magistrates' Court 21st/September/2016
9 Uganda Vs Sadati Waligo Lyantonde Magistrates' Court 30th/September/2016
10 Legal Brains Trust Vs Attorney General High Court Civil Division 24th-26th/Septmeber/2016
11 Mulindwa Mukasa Vs Julius Ceasar Tusingwire High Court Civil Division 21st/Jan/2017

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