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Hearing of a criminal case brought by Wandegeya DPC Tusingwire against a journalist Mulindwa Mukasa continues on 27th Nov 2014 at LDC court 11:00am.

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HRNJ-Uganda alert; Human Rights journalists elect new leadership.

Kampala, 24th/November/2014; journalists under their umbrella body, the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) have elected new leaders of the Executive Board at an Annual General Meeting, held.....Read full story | More photos

Kampala, 24th/November/2014; journalists under their umbrella body, the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) have elected new leaders of the Executive Board at an Annual General Meeting, held at Pope Paul IV Memorial Hotel in Kampala on November 22, 2014.


A Vision Group journalist, Julius Esegu who was a member of the previous Board, was elected Chairman of a 9-man team for the next 3 years, replacing Mulindwa Mukasa who did not contest for a 2nd term. Daily Monitor’s Mayamba Johnson was unanimously elected as vice Chairperson replacing K-FM’s News Editor and anchor, Hadijah Mwanje.


The Vision Group’ Saul Wokulira Wambuzi and Francis Tumwekwasize Bahene retained their port folios as Secretary and treasurer respectively, Gladys Kigozi is the Deputy Treasurer replacing Kiggundu Joseph. Other Board Members include Enid Ninsiima, Luke Kagiri, Ronald Kalumba and Tom Kalumula.

 

The out-going were members awarded certificates in recognition of their commendable contribution to the defence and promotion of media rights and journalists’ freedoms. Others awarded include, the former National Coordinator, Geoffrey Wokulira Ssebaggala for his founding role, veteran journalist Haruna Kanaabi and the.......Full Story here

Kampala, 12th November 2014; Hearing of a case in which a journalist, Mulindwa Mukasa is accused of obstructing Julius Ceaser Tusingwire the District Police Commander, Wandegeya Police station while on duty commenced today at the Law Development Centre Court in Kampala before Grade 1 Magistrate Jolly Nkore Shwanda. 


Testifying against Mulindwa, Tusingwire said while in his office on 26th November 2013 at around 3:00 pm he heard commotion at the police counter which forced him to come and see what was happening. “When I moved out of my office, I found three people fighting police officers at the counter. At that time they were taking Kamagu, a journalist we had arrested. They were saying a lot of words and wanted to exceed the counter to go the sensitive areas like the armory,” Tusingwiire said adding that he ordered for the arrest of these people and two of them disappeared. He said Mulindwa remained defiant and “continued shouting attempting to grab Kamagu from the police officers and I ordered for his arrest.”


When asked by HRNJ-Uganda’s legal officer Catherine Anite, whether Mulindwa obstructed him, Tusingwire said Mulindwa did not obstruct him. He said; I was obstructed because I am the commander and my obstruction does not have to be physical.”Read full story here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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