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STATE TO REVIEW CHARGES AGAINST JOURNALIST

Ntungamo, 21st/June/2012; The case file against a Daily Monitor journalist has been returned to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for consent.   Perezi Rumanzi, a freelance reporter with Daily Monitor in Ntungamo District was charged with incitement to violence. Prosecution alleges that Rumanzi uttered words that contravene section 51 of the Penal Code Act.

HRNJ-UGANDA WELCOMES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW POLICE PRESS DEPARTMENT TO INVESTIGATE CASES COMMITTED AGAINST JOURNALISTS

Kampala, 06th/June/2012; the police have embarked on investigations into cases of violence committed against journalists by state agencies and other non state actors that happened in the year 2011, including 2 murders. This comes days after the Inspector General of Police; Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura came out and apologized to the media over the excesses

JOURNALIST BRIEFLY DETAINED, ASSAULTED BY POLICE

Kampala, 06th/June/2012; the police have arrested and assaulted a New Vision Group journalist Sula Matovu and detained him for overran hour at Nakasero police post in Kampala. Matovu who works for Bukedde Television was covering a news story at Nakasero market related to the death of a vendor John Sseruyinda, alias Taata Mzee in April

VISION GROUP JOURNALIST DRAGS ATTACKERS TO COURT.

Wakiso, 04th/June/2012; The Vision Group journalist Rebecca Nakame has dragged her attackers to court in Entebbe. The reporter with the government owned Bukedde Television accuses Katongole Isa aged 26 years, Mutagubya Jamil, 38, Ddungu Erias, 40years and others still at large of assaulting her occasioning actual bodily harm contrary to section 236 of The Penal

COURTACQUITS JOURNALIST AFTER THREE YEARS IN PRISON

Kampala, 30th/May/2012; A High Court judge David Wangutusi has acquitted a Mega FM journalist Otim Patrick and 12 other suspects who have been on charges of treason and concealment oftreason for lack of sufficient evidence to sustain a prima facie case. Justice Wangutusi before acquitting the accused held that theconcealment of treason count is rendered

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