Monthly Archives: September 2012

media group slaps news blackout on district chairman over terrorism remarks

Kitgum, 27th/September/2012; Media practitioners from Kitgum district under their umbrella body Kitgum District Media Practitioners’ Association (KIMEPA) have slapped a news blackout on the Kitgum district chairperson, Luka Nyeko for alleged persistent attacks on the media. In their statement to the media and other stakeholders, dated 19th/September/2012, KIMEPA accused Nyeko of attacking a Kitgum town

Government Bans Critical Song from Radio Airwaves

Kampala, 24th/September/2012; the State’ broadcast regulatory body Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has banned radios from airing of a new song by renowned local artiste Ssentamu Kyagulanyi, pending investigations into claims that its critical of the Capital City Authority’s Executive Director Jennifer Musisi. The song ‘Tugambire ku Jennifer’, translated to mean ‘please talk to Jennifer on

Two Witnesses Pin a Journalist Attacker

Wakiso, 24th/September/2012; two witnesses have testified against Ddungu Erias who is accused of assaulting a Vision Group journalist Rebecca Nakame. Nakaweesi Sumaiya, who was at the scene of the incident testified in court on 20th September against the accused alleging that on the fateful day, Ddungu with two others who are still at large severely

SIM Card registration in Uganda curtails freedom of expression and Right to Privacy.

Kampala, 21st/September/2012; the government of Uganda has been called upon to immediately halt the on-going SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card registration due to lack of a necessary law to protect the data collected. The process is a curtailment of freedom of expression and the right to privacy. Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) notes that

Journalist Testifies against Her Attacker

Wakiso, 13th/September/2012; Hearing of an assault case has commenced in a court at Entebbe with the victim journalist testifying against her suspected attackers. The New Vision journalist Rebecca Nakame testified against one Ddungu Erias who she accused of attacking her on the fateful day. She told court that Ddungu together with two others who are