Monthly Archives: March 2012

POLICE BEAT UP JOURNALISTS TWICE IN A WEEK’S TIME.

Kampala, 28th/March/2012; Police have beaten up three journalists who were covering the release on bail of the opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye. The victims were Siraje Lubwama a journalist with The Observer –a private news publication that comes out thrice a week, Joseph Mutebi who works for the government’ daily vernacular paper Bukedde and Hasifah

POLICE ROUGH UP HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE, BEAT JOURNALISTS COVERING BESIGYE ARREST.

Kampala, 22nd/ March/ 2012; Police in Kampala beat up journalists who were covering the arrest of opposition politicians. A freelance photographer Edward Echwalu and Anatoli Luswa a photographer for the private Eddoboozi newspaper were the victims of the police brutality. Police also roughed up a Human Rights lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuzi and blocked him from accessing

JOURNALISTS SCORE VICTORY AS PARLIAMENT RESCINDS DECISION ON CARRYING ELECTRONIC GADGETS.

Kampala, 21st/March/2012; The media in Uganda has registered victory when Parliament overturned its decision of banning journalists from carrying their electronic gadgets to parliamentary press gallery. Last week, the MPs had voted to block a proposal to allow the journalists to use audio recorders and cameras while covering plenary sessions. The bi-partisan reversal of the

CBS JOURNALIST CHARGED FROM A LAW BEING CONTESTED IN THE SUPREME COURT.

Kalangala, 21st/March/2012; Court in Kalangala has charged a Central Broadcasting Service (CBS) journalist Ronald Ssembuusi with criminal defamation, a law which is being challenged in the Supreme Court of Uganda. Daniel Kikoola the former Kalangala district chairperson dragged Ssembuusi -a correspondent for the Buganda Kingdom’ private radio for Kalangala district in the Central Uganda region

UGANDAN PARLIAMENT BLOCKS MEDIA FROM ITS ACCESS. JOURNALISTS LOBBY MPS BLACKLISTS OTHERS.

Kampala, 19th/ March/2012; Ugandan journalists who cover parliamentary news have blacklisted the members of parliament (MPs) who argued against the proposal to allow the media cover debates in the house with their gadgets. The victim MPs include; the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), woman MP for Iganga District Olivia

WBS TV JOURNALIST ARRESTED WHILE FOLLOWING UP A STORY, THREATENED WITH DEATH.

16th/March/2012; Mulindwa Mukasa, a correspondent with a local private television Wavah Broadcasting Service (WBS) TV was arrested at Nabweru Parents School – a private primary school while following up a news story about the treatment of the pupils. Mulindwa is the Executive Board chairperson of Human Rights for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda). The school is found at

UGANDAN GOVERNMENT PAYS LIP SERVICE TO UPRM 120 DAYS AFTER REVIEW.

Kampala, 12th/Mar/2012; It is over 120 days since the Ugandan government voluntarily accepted and pledged to implement 170 recommendations in the area of human rights during the review at the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism (UPRM) in Geneva October 2011, but Uganda still falls short of implementation. The Ugandan mission to Geneva was headed by the

CRIMINAL LIBEL CASE AGAINST CBS JOURNALIST FAILS TO TAKE OFF

09th/Mar/2012: A case in which former Kalangala district chairperson Daniel Kikoola accuses a journalist Ronald Ssembuusi of criminal libel has failed to take off and adjourned to 20th of this month. Kikoola alleges that Ssembuusi, a correspondent for the Buganda Kingdom’ private Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) radio for Kalangala district in the Central Uganda region

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