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THREE JOURNALISTS INJURED AS POLICE ARREST OPPOSITION POLITICIANS.

Kampala, 20th/January/2012; Three journalists who were covering the arrest of opposition politicians at Katwe, Ssezibwa and Katonga  road in Kampala have been injured following attacks from multiple sources including law enforcement officers.   Several other politicians were arrested and detained at Jinja road and Kiira Police Station and beaten by law enforcement officers including police. The

TOP TELEVISION/RADIO STAFF NOT PAID SALARIES FOR 3MONTHS.

Kampala, 18th-January-2012; over thirty workers of Top television and Top radio have gone three months without being paid their monthly salaries. Top TV and radio are located at Bwaise a suburb of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, and are owned by the Christian Life Church.   The workers who talked to Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda

COURT ADJOURNS TIMOTHY KALYEGIRA CASE.

Kampala, 16th/January/2012; Court has adjourned the hearing of a case in which Uganda Record Managing Editor Timothy Kalyegira is accused of defamation. The City Hall Grade one Magistrate, Juliet Hatanga adjourned the case to 10th/February because the state prosecutor failed to turn up in court.   Kalyegira, who was granted bail by the court, has been

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SETS NEW DATE FOR HEARING OF A JOURNALIST’S CASE LODGED FOUR YEARS AGO.

 Kampala, 16th/Jan/2012; Hearing of a case lodged with Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) Court four years ago by journalists has got a new hearing date set. The Commission has set the hearing for 07th/February/2012 at the Commission headquarters on Buganda Road in Kampala according to the latest summons. The earlier hearing on 09th/Dec/2011 failed to take

HRNJ-UGANDA PETITIONS POLICE DISPLINARY BODY OVER LIRA JOURNALIST.

Lira; 12th/January/2012. The Human Rights Network for Journalist-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) has petitioned the police’s Professional Standards Unit (PSU) over the arrest of Daily Monitor’s journalist, Opio Emmanuel and deletion of photos from his camera.   HRNJ-Uganda has asked the commandant of PSU, Commissioner Kyomukama Samuel to carry out investigations and ensure that Opio opens up a case

Bail Application filed for committed journalist.

Kampala, 10th/Jan/2012; Augustine Okello, a radio presenter at Rhino FM (a branch of Top Radio) in Lira has applied for bail in the High Court in Kampala through his defence lawyer, Counsel Duncan Ondimu. Okello, who was committed to trial in the High Court on the 6th of January 2012, has been in detention for six months

HRNJ-Uganda condemns police for roughing up and denying justice to a journalist.

Lira, 06th. January.2012; The Human Rights Network for Journalist-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is dismayed by the conduct of the Deputy Regional Police Commander (D/RPC) for Lango region in Northern Uganda, Alfred Tumure who roughed up a journalist and slapped him before deleting all materials from his photo camera.   Emmanuel Opio, the Daily Monitor correspondent based in

Journalist committed to High Court for trial

Kampala, 06th/Jan/2012; Augustine Okello, a radio presenter at Rhino FM (a branch of Top Radio) in Lira has finally been committed for trial to the High Court in Kampala after spending six months in jail. Okello a.k.a Rouks was kidnapped on the evening of 13th of July 2011 under unclear circumstances in Lira District after

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