Monthly Archives: May 2014

HRNJ-Uganda alert, HRNJ-Uganda leads victim journalist to file complaint against police over brutal assault

Luweero, 28th/May/2014; a journalist has opened up a case against the police force to investigate into circumstances under which he was brutally assaulted by a police officer while covering the Luweero Woman Parliamentary by-elections in the wee hours of 22nd/May/2014. Herbert Zziwa, a journalist working with KFM radio and Dembe FM under the Nation Media

HRNJ-Uganda alert, HRNJ-Uganda concludes 3-day Para legal training for Eastern region journalists.

Jinja, 22ndMay 2014; About fifty journalists from Eastern Uganda were equipped with legal knowledge after a 3-day training conducted by Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda from 19th to 21th May 2014, at Brisk Recreation Hotel in Jinja. It included journalists from the print and electronic sector. The training aimed at equipping journalists with basic knowledge

HRN-Uganda alert, police director assaults journalist covering elections

Luwero, 21st/May/2014; A Uganda Radio Network (URN) journalist, Brian Luwaga was on 20th/May/2014, assaulted by the Uganda Police Force Director of Operations, Grace Turyagumanawe as he covered the by-elections for Luweero district women parliamentary representative. Brian Luwaga told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) that Turyagumanawe kicked and pushed him as he moved to interview

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Police releases Vision Group journalist, seeks arrest of another

Kireka, 16th/May/2014; the police’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in Kireka has charged Felix Osujo, a Vision Group journalist, with ‘computer abuse and demanding money with menaces’ before releasing him on bond, after spending two nights in detention. In another development, the police have instituted investigations into the alleged irregular conduct of the two officers who

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Vision Group journalist goes missing, discovered in police detention

Soroti, 15th/May/2014; a Soroti based Vision Group freelance journalist, Felix Osujju is being detained at the Police’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU), in Kireka, a Kampala suburb under unclear circumstances. Sources say that he is being held on charges of ‘extortion and threatening violence’. HRNJ-Uganda’s efforts to establish the circumstances of the arrest and detention have

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Legislator accused of assaulting a journalist, faces arrest

Bushenyi, 14th/May/2014; the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality in Western Uganda, Odo Tayebwa faces arrest for allegedly storming the studios of Bushenyi FM (BFM) and assaulting a journalist, Moses Byendwa while he hosted a radio program. Byendwa aka Shaka Bitama who presents a program ‘Mutabarukye’ meaning ‘Welcome back from work’ which runs daily