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HRNJ-Uganda alert, Radio Manager fired over hosting opposition politicians.

Hoima, 15th/April/2014; Spice FM radio in Hoima, Western Uganda has fired its station Manager, Geoffrey Magezi for hosting opposition politicians.Magezi, who has managed the station for over two......Read full story | More photos


Hoima, 15th/April/2014; Spice FM radio in Hoima, Western Uganda has fired its station Manager, Geoffrey Magezi for hosting opposition politicians. Magezi, who has managed the station for over two years, was verbally dismissed on 15th/ April/2014.


On Saturday, 12th April 2014, between  9:20pm- 10:30pm local time, the station hosted the former opposition leader of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party , Dr. Kizza Besigye, the leader of the FDC Women’s’ league Ingrid Turinawe and the Democratic Party President Norbert Mao among others to discuss electoral reforms  in the run up to the 2016 general elections.


“The problem was hosting Kizza Besigye without his (Agaba’s) consent. Since I was the manager, someone needed to be blamed and the blame ended up in a sacking… our hosting of the politicians followed a recent Memorandum of Understanding between the opposition politicians and the police not to stop such foras.” Magezi told HRNJ-Uganda in an interview.........Full Story here

Kampala, 14th/April/2014; police in Kitebi, Rubaga division, Kampala district have arrested three suspects in connection with assaulting a Vision Group journalist, Ddamba Ismael occasioning him grievous bodily harm. The particulars of the trio have not yet been released.


Ddamba, a journalist with the Vision Group’s Bukedde Newspaper was attacked by a mob of angry commercial motorcycle (boda boda) cyclists on 12th/April/2014 while he covered them demanding for the release of their colleague who had been detained by the cyclists’ leaders for allegedly failing to pay operational fees at Kabowa in Kampala. The angry cyclists intended to lynch the journalist whom they accused of being a police spy, but police fired bullets in the air to rescue him

 

“It started by a man questioning why I was photographing them. They mobbed me up and started beating me. I got serious injuries on the head, arm and leg. I lost a finger nail on my thumb. I was rescued by the police who fired in the air. My still camera was all shattered. I was rushed to Mulago clinic in Kabowa for treatment........Full story here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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