Monthly Archives: December 2012

POLICE BEAT UP JOURNALIST, DELETE PHOTOS AND CHARGE HIM WITH CRIMINAL TRESPASS

Pader, 12th/December/2012; The police in Pader have beaten up a journalist, Frank Ezaruk who is the Uganda Radio Network (URN) bureau chief for Kitgum in Northern Uganda. Ezaruk was covering a story about the contentious land in Manilamintwiea from where people were evicted in 1920. The former Member of Parliament for Erute North Angiro Gutomoi

Journalist’s home set a blaze.

Kabale, 8th/December/2012; Unknown assailants have set on fire Robert Muhereza’s home using a combustible liquid. He is the second journalist in the same district to be attacked in a period of one and a half years after Goodluck Musinguzi a New Vision journalist. Muhereza, a correspondent for the Daily Monitor from Kabale district, Western Uganda

Court dismisses libel case against two Ugandan journalists

Kampala, 07th/December/2012; Makindye Chief Magistrate’s Court has dismissed a criminal libel case in which two Daily Monitor journalists Henry Ochieng and Angelo Izama were accused of defaming the president of the Republic of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The Grade One Magistrate, Flavia Nabakooza cleared Ochieng, Daily Monitor’s Political Editor and Izama, a former senior reporter

HRNJ-U Holds the 2012 Annual General Meeting

Kampala, 3rd/December/2012; Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) has held its 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) with a call from journalists to regionalize interventions as a way to address increasing violations in the countryside. The meeting that saw an increase of members from 100 members in last year AGM to over 150 fully subscribed members

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