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HRNJ-Uganda alert, journalist jailed by police over news coverage.
Kasangaati, 02nd/September/2014; Kasangati Chief Magistrate’ court has remanded a Vision Group journalist, Adrian Bwanika Bbaale to prison upto 23rd/September/2014, on allegations of ‘Disobedience of lawful orders’ by a police....Read full story | More photos
Kasangaati, 02nd/September/2014; Kasangati Chief Magistrate’ court has remanded a Vision Group journalist, Adrian Bwanika Bbaale to prison upto 23rd/September/2014, on allegations of ‘Disobedience of lawful orders’ by a police officer. Bwanika denied the charges.
Prosecution led by one only identified as Rachael alleges that Bwanika disobeyed lawful orders of a police officer on duty, Detective Assistant Yaye Paul at Kasangaati police station in Wakiso district. “Investigations are complete. I pray that we fix a date for hearing.” Racheal told court.
Bwanika who works for the government owned Vision Group’ Bukedde television was arrested Tuesday morning at Kasangaati police station as he covered a story of the arrest of a land dealer, popularly known as Hajji who the complainant, Ocheba Apollo accused of defrauding him of his land. Hajji was released immediately after his arrest under unclear circumstances.Full Story here
HRNJ-Uganda alert, legislator drags journalist to police over a bribery story
Kampala, 27th/August/2014; a Parliamentary reporter for Voice of Lango radio in Northern Uganda and Chimps Reports, an online publication, Dickens Okello has been quizzed by the police for about an hour over an alleged defamation case filed by the Aruu County Member of Parliament, Odonga Otto arising from a Facebook post.
On August 11th,2014, Dickens posted on his facebook page what Otto says implicated him as a beneficiary of an alleged financial help extended by the president to Members of Parliament to help them settle their outstanding debts. “2 weeks ago, a friend notified me that my bro Odonga Otto was seen twice in room 13 Boman house (MP Kiwanda’s office) together with Eastern Youth MP Peter Ogwang. I rushed there and found the trio. When it happened three times I said to myself that my bro was defecting to NRM (Ruling party) but my simple follow up realized nothing near to that. Three more opposition members visited the same office according to my sources. Days later, Wafula Oguttu (Leader of Opposition) addressed the press saying 18 of his members are alleged to have picked some monies. Is room 13 the magic code???...” read the post.
In response, Otto described the post as foolish. “Foolish comment, how I wish u knew what am going thru financially Dickens Okello Honetstraw. I will request sergeant at arms and commission to get you out...Read full story here