Monthly Archives: October 2014

HRNJ-Uganda alert, commercial cyclist arrested over brutal assault of journalist

HRNJ-Uganda alert, commercial cyclist arrested over brutal assault of journalist

Kampala, 30th/October/2014: Police in Kampala arrested a commercial cyclist a.k.a bodaboda on charges of assaulting a Vision Group journalist Ismail Ddamba. He is being detained at Kitebi police station in Rubaga division, Kampala district. The suspect identified as Buyondo Huzair aged 35 years, a resident of Sserwadda zone in Kabowa, Rubaga division was arrested on

HRNJ-Uganda alert; Chief Magistrate ordered to allow journalists in Court

Kampala, 20th/October/2014; The High Court of Uganda at Kampala has ordered the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Lilian Buchyana to allow journalists and the public to report and attend the trial of Ronald Poteri who is accused of leaking secret audio recordings between the Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen Kale Kayihura and some ruling National

HRNJ-Uganda alert, journalist covering epidemic outbreak assaulted by health ministry officials

Mityana, 14th/October/2014; a Vision Group journalist, Luke Kagiri, was on 11th October, assaulted by two men claiming to be Ministry of Health security officers as he covered a story of a man who is suspected to have died from Marburg. His camera was destroyed in the process by one of the men, Nkogyo Joseph who

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Court fixes hearing date in Journalist’s ‘obstruction’ case

Kampala, 13th/October/2014; The Magistrate’s Court at the Law Development Center in Kampala has fixed the 12th of November to hear a case where HRNJ-U Board Chairperson Mulindwa Mukasa, a journalist with the Associated Press is accused of ‘obstruction’ by the Wandegeya Police Station Commander, Julius Caesar Tusingwire. This was after court presided over by the

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist convicted of criminal defamation

Kalangala, 3rd/October /2014; A Central Broadcasting Service (CBS) radio journalist, Ronald Ssembuusi has been convicted of criminal defamation by Kalangala Grade 1 Magistrate for voicing a story on November 17, 2011 implicating the former District Chairman Daniel Kikoola in the theft of solar panels donated by African Development Bank. “A statement implicating a person in