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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

NTV Journalist Injured by Angry Residents

Mbale, 13th/September/ 2012; a journalist was injured by an angry mob in Mbale district as he covered a news story as angry residents protested a move to construct a water dam in the area along River Manafwa. David Wandeka, a correspondent in Eastern Uganda for a private television station NTV, was hit by a stone

Police’s Failure to Arrest City Mayor over Journalist Assault

Kampala, 11th September 2012; Human Rights Network for journalists-Uganda is disappointed by the police’s failure to arrest the City Mayor Godfrey Nyakaana Amooti to appear in court for assaulting a journalist.On 13th July 2012, Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Mary Eleanor Khainza issued an arrest warrant against Nyakaana after he failed to honor criminal summons issued

Ugandan Government Non-Compliant To Freedom of Expression Recommendations

Kampala, 21st /August/2012; one year after Uganda was reviewed in October 2011, the facts on the ground show glaring non-compliance to the implementation of freedom of expression and information (FOE-I) recommendations. According to an Annual Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report on the FOE-I released by Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda), the period from October

OC CID and Investigating Officer Testify In Kalangala Defamation Case

Kalangala, 13th/August/2012;The hearing of a case in which Ronald Ssembuusi, a Central Broadcasting Service (CBS) journalist was accused of defamation by the former L.C V of Kalangala district continued on the 9th of August in Kalangala with the prosecution producing two more witnesses. The OC CID for Kalangala District, Mr. Ssenabulya Joseph adduced evidence as

Nation Media Trashes Claims to Sack Journalists under Duress

Kampala, 10th/August/2012, The Daily Monitor publications has trashed claims that it’s under pressure from the Ugandan government to sack four of its employees.A tweet claiming to be The Daily Monitor official Twitter account had reported that Daily Monitor newspaper and K-FM radio were to relieve four journalists of their duties on the request of the

Journalists Violently Dispersed And Assaulted By Police In Kampala

Kampala, 27th/July/2012; a number of journalists were violently dispersed by the police in Kampala, leaving two injured and a photo camera shuttered.The journalists were July 26thcovering a story where the police were blocking the city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago with some Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) councilors from effecting a court decision to re-open the