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Media Report Indicates Growing Impunity for Journalist Attackers

Kampala, 27th/July/2012; A mid-year report released by Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) has indicated that the environment for frontline journalists is getting more risky at the hands of the security agencies especially the police.Since January 2012, HRNJ-Uganda has recorded 50 attacks on journalists in the past seven months alone compared to 107 cases documented

Journalist Released From Jail after Fulfilling Bail Conditions

Kampala, 26/July/2012; The High Court in Kampala has released Augustine Okello from jail where he was remanded three weeks ago after failing to fulfill his bail conditions. On the 3rd day of July 2012, Justice Lameck Mukasa granted Okello bail but set stringent conditions including depositing Eight Million Uganda Shillings cash before being released. He

Court orders for city mayor’s arrest over Journalist assault

Kampala, 13th/July/2012; Court in Kampala has ordered for the arrest of the Mayor of Kampala’s Central Division Godfrey Nyakaana Amooti to face trial over robbery and assault of a Red Pepper journalist George Fidel Arinaitwe.The warrant was issued by the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Mary Khainza after Nyakaana failed to heed to criminal summons issued

Monitor journalist assaulted, detained by police in Masaka

Masaka, 13th/ July/2012; Police in Masaka detained a Daily Monitor journalist while covering the Bukoto South by-elections. He was handcuffed and assaulted by a female police officer.Herbert Muggaga was arrested at Kinoni town in Masaka at around 10:00PM local time as he went to his hotel and detained at the Masaka Central Police Station for

Court Orders for Arrest of Journalist Attackers

Wakiso, 11th/July/2012; Court has renewed orders for the arrest of two men accused of assaulting a Vision Group journalist Rebecca Nakame. Katongole Issa, 26 and Mutagubya Jamil, 38 were supposed to appear in court on this day after the Entebe Court Grade II Magistrate Nassimolo ordered for their arrest when they failed to heed criminal


Kampala, 09th/July/2012; the police have grilled a Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) talk show host for three hours over a political programme he moderated last month.Meddie Nsereko Ssebuliba, a prominent talk show host in the country working with the Buganda Kingdom-owned radio CBS, appeared before the police’s media crimes department at the CID headquarters at Kibuli-


Kampala, 03rd/July/2012; High Court in Kampala has granted bail to a journalist suspected of treason after a year in jail. He however has been remanded to Luzira prison after failing to pay the bail money. Augustine Okello, a radio presenter at Rhino FM (a branch of Top Radio) in Lira was bonded on UG.X 8


Kampala, 02nd/July/2012; Police have compensated two video cameras of a WBS Television journalist who pitch camped at their headquarters in Kampala last week. However the implicated officers were let scot free by the force’s leadership. William Ntege aka Kyuumakyayeesu, with a medical drip on his hand, camped at the police headquarters along parliamentary avenue with