Monthly Archives: February 2012

ADMIT THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION TO UGANDA -Urges HRNJ-Uganda.

  Kampala, 28th/Feb/2012; Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is shocked by the Uganda government’s rejection of recommendations made to it during the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism (UPRM) to admit the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression to visit the country and assess the human rights situation. UPRM is a brainchild of the United

COURT ADJOURNS MONITOR SCRIBES CRIMINAL LIBEL CASE TO JUNE

Kampala, 16th/February/2012; A magistrate court in Makindye hearing a criminal libel case against two Daily Monitor journalists has adjourned the case to June 25th 2012. Henry Ochieng the Daily Monitor political editor and Angelo Izama a senior writer and consultant are accused of defaming President Museveni. Prosecution alleges that the two journalists on December 20,

COURT RULES AGAINST PATRICK OTIM AND 13 OTHER TREASON SUSPECTS.

Kampala, 15th/February/2012; Otim Patrick, a journalist with Mega FM in Gulu and 13 others treason suspects have lost an application to quash their trial on grounds that the government they purportedly planned to overthrow expired last year.   Justice David Wangutusi of the High Court ruled that as a general principal there was no limitation

PATRICK OTIM AND 13 OTHER SUSPECTS DENY TREASON CHARGES.

Kampala, 14th/February/2012; A treason case against Otim Patrick, a journalist with Mega FM in Gulu and 13 others hangs in balance following their lawyers protesting against the trial saying it expired in May last year after the general elections in February and consequent swearing in of a new government in May. The defense lawyers representing the

WE DEMAND FOR INVESTIGATION INTO JUSTICE FAITH MWONDA’S CONDUCT.

  Entebe, 14th/Feb/2012; Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is dismayed by the conduct of Justice Faith Mwonda of blocking the media from covering open court proceedings that she presides over. On Friday, 10th/Feb/2012, Four journalists were blocked from covering court proceedings presided over by Justice Faith Mwonda in the High Court of Entebe where

COURT HAS STAYED HEARING OF CRIMINAL LIBEL CASE AGAINST KARYEGIRA.

Kampala, 10th/February/2012; The Uganda Record  Managing editor, Timothy Kalyegira’s has asked the High Court to interpret the law under which the state is trying him with criminal libel. Through the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda), Ladislaus Rwakafuzi, Kalyegira’s lawyer argued that the law in Uganda does not address online publication. Under Section 179 of the Penal

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