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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

HUMAN RIGHTS BODY STARTS HEARING JOURNALISTS CASE OF ATTACK BY BLACK MAMBAS

Kampala, 08th/Feb/2012; The Uganda Human Rights Commission has started hearing of a case filed by journalists five years ago. Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) petitioned the Uganda Human Rights Commission alleging violations of freedoms and rights by security operatives during the infamous High Court siege in a scuffle to re-arrest the People’s Redemption Army

COURT ACQUITS DAILY MONITOR EDITORS.

Kampala, 07th/Feb/2012; Court in Kampala has thrown out a case of forgery against the Daily Monitor Managing Editors, Daniel Kalinaki and the political editor Henry Ochieng, on grounds that the prosecution failed to adduce sufficient evidence to sustain the charge.   “Clearly the accused were charged in court for publishing misquotations, and from the foregoing, I

COURT DIFFERS RULING ON JOURNALISTS FORGERY CASE.

Kampala, January, 31st,2012; Court in Kampala has differed  its ruling in a forgery case against the Daily Monitor Managing Editor, Daniel Kalinaki and the Political Editor Henry Ochieng. The ruling is now slated for February/ 07th/2012. The Makindye Court Chief Magistrate, Kavuma Joyce had set January/ 30th/2012 to rule on whether or not the accused has

MONITOR EDITORS’ CASE TO BE DECIDED TODAY

Kampala, January, 30th/2012; A City Magistrates Court will today determine whether or not two Daily Monitor editors should defend themselves over allegations of forging President Museveni’s letter on the Bunyoro/Bafuruki land question. Makindye Chief Magistrate’s Court is set to deliver the ruling a month after prosecution completed its testimony. In December last year, the State led

POLICE TO INQUIRE INTO SHOOTING AT JOURNALIST

Kampala, January, 30th/2012; The government has promised to carry out investigations into the shooting at Daily Monitor journalist Isaac Kasamani while he covered a rally organized by pressure group Activists for Change last week. Addressing a press briefing at the Ugandan Media Centre at the weekend, the State Minister for Internal Affairs, Mr James Baba, said

POLICE SHOOTS AT JOURNALIST, ROUGHS UP OTHERS.

Kampala, January/25/2012; Isaac Kasamani, a Daily Monitor photographer  narrowly escaped death when a police man shot at him on the 24th day of January at  about 7:30PM local time,  as he took a photo of a tear  gas canister  thrown near Dr. Kizza Besigye’s car at Gayaza road round about at Kalerwe as  police dispersed  people . Two others, Michele Sibiloni an AFP photographer

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