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Ban on Uganda’s critical State of the Nation play has no legal basis, says co-director

Ban on Uganda’s critical State of the Nation play has no legal basis, says co-director

The co-director of a play banned in Uganda has told RFI he’s concerned about the repercussions of continuing to stage his production. But he believes Uganda’s Media Council is on shaky legal ground. John Ssegawa, co-author of State of the Nation, says the Ugandan authorities are limiting freedom of expression. “We have legal representation. If

Journalist Objects to Tendering of Audio Recordings in Court

Kalangala, 25th/October/2012; a Central Broadcasting Service (CBS) radio journalist Ronald Ssembuusi has objected to an audio recording on a CD which he said was not authentic. Ssembuusi, through his lawyer Catherine Anite of Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda told court that the CD should not be tendered in as prosecution exhibit since its authenticity was

Court convicts journalist attacker

Wakiso, 24th /October/2012; Court in Entebbe has convicted Ddungu Elias for assaulting a Vision Group journalist Rebecca Nakame and occasioning actual bodily harm to her. While delivering his judgment, the Grade Two Magistrate Bbosa Charles said that the prosecution led by Mbaine Eunice had adduced sufficient evidence to convict the accused. Human Rights for Journalists-Uganda’s

CIVIL SOCIETY COMMUNIQUE AHEAD OF THE AU- ABIDJAN MEETING ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN AFRICA -9TH – 22ND OCTOBER 2012 KAMPALA

CIVIL SOCIETY COMMUNIQUE AHEAD OF THE AU- ABIDJAN MEETING ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN AFRICA -9TH – 22ND OCTOBER 2012 KAMPALA Background We members of Civil Society Organizations from Uganda gathered here in Kampala Uganda, for a national public dialogue on the situation of freedom of expression, opinion and information in Uganda held on 17th

police officers who assaulted journalists to go scot-free

Kampala, 05th/October/2012; the commandant of Kampala Metropolitan Police, Andrew Felix Kaweesi has said that the three journalists assaulted by the police were to blame, accusing them of out stepping their boundaries at the Central Police Station (CPS). He told Human Rights Network for Journalists- Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) at CPS in Kampala that it was wrong for

Police attack journalists covering Besigye arrest in Kampala

Kampala, 04th/October/2012; the police have assaulted and shuttered cameras of two journalists as they covered the arrest of the opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye in Kampala Daily Monitor’s photojournalist Isaac Kasamani told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) that he was slapped by one policeman while another held him by the neck from behind and

Journalist attacker has a case to answer

Wakiso, 03rd /October/2012; Court in Entebbe has ruled that Ddungu Elias has a case to answer in the assault of a Vision Group journalist Rebecca Nakame. “According to the evidence presented by the prosecution, you assaulted Rebecca Nakame Contrary to section 236 of the Penal Code Act and therefore you have a case to answer

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