Monthly Archives: June 2012

CHURCH COMPENSATES ITS VICTIMS OF ATTACK

Mukono, 22nd/June/2012; Mt. Lebanon Church in Mukono has compensated four Mukono based journalists who implicated it in an attack on them.Kalumba Ronald of WBS Television received a new video camera while Makumbi Joseph of the Red Pepper got a photo camera. The two had their original cameras damaged in a scuffle when a group of

MAGISTRATE APOLOGIZES FOR DETAINING JOURNALIST

Masaka, 22nd/June/2012; A Masaka-based Magistrate has apologized for arresting and detaining a journalist early this week.Doreen Ajuna a Grade One Magistrate arrested and detained Namuwonge Hahifah, a reporter with the government media outlets; Bukedde Television, Bukedde Newspaper and Bukedde FM on June 19th during a court session involving a Masaka-based business tycoon accused of robbery

COURT ORDERS FOR ARREST OF JOURNALIST ATTACKERS.

Wakiso, 20th/June/2012; A Court in Entebe has issued arrest warrant for attackers of a Vision Group journalist Rebecca Nakame. The Grade II Court Chief Magistrate Nassi Molo ordered for the arrest of Katongole Issa, 26 and Mutagubya Jamil 38 after failing heed to criminal summons against them to appear in court to face trial. The

COURT SETS DATE TO HEAR JOURNALIST BAIL APPLICATION.

Kampala, 20th/June/2012; High Court in Kampala has set a date to hear a bail application filed by a journalist suspected of treason.The application by Augustine Okello, a radio presenter at Rhino FM (a branch of Top Radio) in Lira has been set for 27th/June/2012 before Justice Lameck Mukasa. Okello has spent almost a year in

Police Boss Sued For Journalist Assault

Kampala, 19th/June/2012; A journalist has sued the Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Lawrence Niwabiine for allegedly assaulting him while he covered a news story in Kampala three months ago. Niwabiine was jointly accused with the Attorney General as the government Chief Legal Advisor.Siraje Lubwama, a journalist with the privately owned Observer

Journalist arrested in Court, detained.

Masaka, 19th/June/2012; A Vision Group journalist has been arrested in court and detained for about an hour in a court cell at Masaka High Court.Namuwonge Hanifah, a reporter with the government media outlets; Bukedde Television, Bukedde Newspaper and Bukedde FM was arrested on the orders of Grade One Magistrate Doreen Ajuna during a court session

STATE TO REVIEW CHARGES AGAINST JOURNALIST

Ntungamo, 21st/June/2012; The case file against a Daily Monitor journalist has been returned to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for consent.   Perezi Rumanzi, a freelance reporter with Daily Monitor in Ntungamo District was charged with incitement to violence. Prosecution alleges that Rumanzi uttered words that contravene section 51 of the Penal Code Act.

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