Monthly Archives: March 2014

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Policeman detained for joining locals in assaulting a journalist.

Mukono, 28th/March/2014; A mob of over ten locals together with the police have assaulted a Vision Group journalist, David Musisi, on 27th/March/2014 as he covered a story about a disagreement over land ownership at Buziranjovu in Mukono district. The police arbitrarily arrested and detained the journalist; although he was later released without any charges against

Opening remarks by Robert Ssempala during a Media dialogue on ‘Media Freedom in Uganda

Media dialogue on ‘Media Freedom in Uganda; Analysis of inequitable legal limitations’ At Hotel Africana –Kampala, on 26th/ March/ 2014 Opening remarks by Robert Ssempala – National Coordinator, HRNJ-Uganda The Media plays a very fundamental role in preserving a free and open society through dissemination of information that fosters debate and contributes to good governance

Press statement: For immediate release

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is extremely concerned with the superfluous and uncalled for politicization and criminalization of the media by ‘labeling’ journalists ‘pro-Mbabazi’ to mean that they are inclined and supporters of the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi. This unjustified labeling of journalists has sent shock waves, caused panic and

Remarks by By Margaret Sekaggya Executive Director Human Rights Centre Uganda at Launch of the HRNJ-U Press Freedom Index Report 2013.

Journalists and the media continue to remain one of the most targeted groups of defenders all over the globe, and not just in Uganda. This report however elaborates in detail on the kinds of violations that journalists in Uganda faced in 2013, the persons responsible for these violations, the areas of specific target,and the lacuna’s

Press statement: For immediate release

Tuesday, 04th March, 2014 Press statement: For immediate release Space for journalists to operate freely in Uganda has continued to narrow down according to the Press Freedom Index Report, 2013, an annual assessment of media rights violations and attacks against journalists released by Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda). “The increasing restrictions on freedom of

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