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Court adjourns case against four Radio Simba journalists

Kampala, 10th/ May/2021; Court at Buganda Road has today 10th May 2021 adjourned a case in which four Radio Simba journalists popularly known a ‘Bizonto’(local comedians) are charged with Promoting Sectarianism contrary to section 41 of the Penal Code Act to 10th June 2021. Prosecution led by Patricia Chingtho told the court that investigations into

NTV correspondent Enock Matovu assaulted by UPDF officers

Officers from the Uganda People’s Defense Forces assaulted Enock Matovu, an NTV correspondent in Mityana District on 22nd April 2021. Matovu who was returning from a clinic where he had taken his daughter for treatment was intercepted by army officers as he approached Busimbe located in Mityana District at about 9:15 pm. The officers did

Four Uganda journalists charged with sectarianism

Kampala, 05th March 2021: Four local comedians known as Bizonto have been arraigned before Buganda Road Court and charged with one count of promoting sectarianism.The four were arrested and detained incommunicado for over a week until HRNJ-Uganda secured a court order to release them unconditionally or be taken to court. The group of four, all of

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URGENT CALL FOR SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS COVERING THE CAMPAIGN TO CURB COVID-19 IN UGANDA.

HRNJ-Uganda is deeply saddened by the rampant attacks against journalists in the line of duty ever since the President’s directives on curbing COVID-19  on 18th March 2020. At least seven journalists in different parts of the country have been assaulted leaving them with injuries and admitted to medical centers. Julius Ocungi, the Uganda Radio Network

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Ugandan police harass and detain journalists covering opposition politician Bobi Wine

This story was originally published on the CPJ.ORG website on 14 January 2020. Nairobi, January 14, 2020 — Ugandan police should drop all charges against journalist Willy Tamale and cease harassing reporters for their political coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 6, police in central Uganda’s Wakiso district detained four journalists

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CPJ’s #WhereIsAzory campaign to highlight missing Tanzanian journalist

This statement was originally published on CPJ website on 4 April 2019 New York, April 4, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the #WhereIsAzory campaign to bring attention to the case of Tanzanian freelance journalist Azory Gwanda, as tomorrow marks 500 days since he was last seen. The campaign intends to raise awareness about

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HRNJ-UGANDA STATEMENT ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY, 2020

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) at a time when the word is in near-total lockdown. Since 1993, journalism has been celebrated in different ways but this year we do so in such a historical manner when we cannot congregate but soldier

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