Monthly Archives: July 2014

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Police drags journalists’ leader to court over ‘obstruction’

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Police drags journalists’ leader to court over ‘obstruction’

Kampala, 30th/July/2014; a magistrate’s court at the Law Development Center at Makerere in Kampala has granted a cash bail to the Board Chairperson of the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda, Mulindwa Mukasa in a case where he is allegedly accused of obstructing a police officer from arresting a suspect. The case was brought against him

HRNJ-Uganda alert, armed policeman assaults a journalist, as another survives a gun shot

Hoima, 24th/July/2014; On 23/July/2014 an armed policeman in Hoima assaulted Geoffrey Tumwesigye a journalist working for Bunyoro television and Liberty radio, accusing him of recording a scuffle between policemen and angry butcher men at Hoima Central market in Western Uganda, while another journalist Vincent Arinaitwe of Liberty FM radio, claimed being shot at as he

HRNJ-Uganda alert, district chairperson arrests two Journalists, detained and charged with trespass.

Kiryandongo, 21st/July/2014; two Vision Group journalists were arrested while on duty by the district chairperson for Kiryandongo, Ben Moro, on 20th/July/2014. They were detained at police before they were charged with criminal trespass and released on bond the following day. He accused them of coming to his district without his prior permission. Goeffrey Mutegeki and


10th July 2014 Press Statement: For Immediate Release ‘JOURNALIST DRAGS SENIOR POLICE COMMANDER/ OFFICER TO COURT OVER ASSAULT.’ Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-U) has persistently raised concerns over the abuse of journalists while on duty by both the State and non-state operatives. We have taken up these matters with those concerned especially in police,

HRNJ-U Statement: Computer Misuse Act 2011

10th July 2014 HRNJ-U Statement: Computer Misuse Act 2011 The Computer Misuse Act, 2011 is a major threat to digital freedoms and other fundamental human rights in Uganda. According to an analysis report produced by Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda), the law gags freedom of Information, Expression, Privacy and it contains a number of