Monthly Archives: January 2012

COURT DIFFERS RULING ON JOURNALISTS FORGERY CASE.

Kampala, January, 31st,2012; Court in Kampala has differed  its ruling in a forgery case against the Daily Monitor Managing Editor, Daniel Kalinaki and the Political Editor Henry Ochieng. The ruling is now slated for February/ 07th/2012. The Makindye Court Chief Magistrate, Kavuma Joyce had set January/ 30th/2012 to rule on whether or not the accused has

MONITOR EDITORS’ CASE TO BE DECIDED TODAY

Kampala, January, 30th/2012; A City Magistrates Court will today determine whether or not two Daily Monitor editors should defend themselves over allegations of forging President Museveni’s letter on the Bunyoro/Bafuruki land question. Makindye Chief Magistrate’s Court is set to deliver the ruling a month after prosecution completed its testimony. In December last year, the State led

POLICE TO INQUIRE INTO SHOOTING AT JOURNALIST

Kampala, January, 30th/2012; The government has promised to carry out investigations into the shooting at Daily Monitor journalist Isaac Kasamani while he covered a rally organized by pressure group Activists for Change last week. Addressing a press briefing at the Ugandan Media Centre at the weekend, the State Minister for Internal Affairs, Mr James Baba, said

POLICE SHOOTS AT JOURNALIST, ROUGHS UP OTHERS.

Kampala, January/25/2012; Isaac Kasamani, a Daily Monitor photographer  narrowly escaped death when a police man shot at him on the 24th day of January at  about 7:30PM local time,  as he took a photo of a tear  gas canister  thrown near Dr. Kizza Besigye’s car at Gayaza road round about at Kalerwe as  police dispersed  people . Two others, Michele Sibiloni an AFP photographer

THREE JOURNALISTS INJURED AS POLICE ARREST OPPOSITION POLITICIANS.

Kampala, 20th/January/2012; Three journalists who were covering the arrest of opposition politicians at Katwe, Ssezibwa and Katonga  road in Kampala have been injured following attacks from multiple sources including law enforcement officers.   Several other politicians were arrested and detained at Jinja road and Kiira Police Station and beaten by law enforcement officers including police. The

TOP TELEVISION/RADIO STAFF NOT PAID SALARIES FOR 3MONTHS.

Kampala, 18th-January-2012; over thirty workers of Top television and Top radio have gone three months without being paid their monthly salaries. Top TV and radio are located at Bwaise a suburb of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, and are owned by the Christian Life Church.   The workers who talked to Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda

COURT ADJOURNS TIMOTHY KALYEGIRA CASE.

Kampala, 16th/January/2012; Court has adjourned the hearing of a case in which Uganda Record Managing Editor Timothy Kalyegira is accused of defamation. The City Hall Grade one Magistrate, Juliet Hatanga adjourned the case to 10th/February because the state prosecutor failed to turn up in court.   Kalyegira, who was granted bail by the court, has been

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SETS NEW DATE FOR HEARING OF A JOURNALIST’S CASE LODGED FOUR YEARS AGO.

 Kampala, 16th/Jan/2012; Hearing of a case lodged with Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) Court four years ago by journalists has got a new hearing date set. The Commission has set the hearing for 07th/February/2012 at the Commission headquarters on Buganda Road in Kampala according to the latest summons. The earlier hearing on 09th/Dec/2011 failed to take

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