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Journalists covering opposition presidential candidate mobbed up by deputy speakers’ supporters

Journalists covering opposition presidential candidate mobbed up by deputy speakers’ supporters

Gulu, 24th/Dec/2015, Journalists covering the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye campaign came under attack on 22nd December 2015 when the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah’s supporters mobbed them with clubs and stones in Gulu, Northern Uganda. NTV’s Ronald Galiwango and NBS TV’s Anthony Palapande fell victim as they covered a

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Dear members/partners Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is delighted to be closing the year 2015. We are overly grateful to our esteemed members; the journalists, their editors, managers and directors of the respective media houses and news agencies both local and international. We have worked with you tirelessly to defend and promote media freedom

Ruling party former Parliamentary contestant charged with assault and malicious damage to property of a journalist

Masaka, 17th /December/2015; Court in Masaka, on 14th /December/2015 charged a former ruling National Resistance Movement party flag bearer contestant for Lwengo, Eddie Ssansa, with assault and malicious damage to property of a Daily Monitor journalist Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya. Ssansa denied the charges before Grade 1 Magistrate of Masaka Chief Magistrates Court, Nabukeera Aisha. He

Uganda’s elections body bans Civil Society media campaign messages citing discomfort from the ruling party

Kampala, 02nd/December/2015: Uganda’s elections body, the Independent Electoral Commission on 30th November, 2015, suspended media houses from airing elections-voter mobilization campaign messages saying that some of their content were anti ruling party but favoring the opposition. The Commission contends that the messages mobilize Ugandans to vote for change at the expense of the ruling party.

City tycoon testifies against journalists in a defamation case

Kampala, 1st /December/2015; Hearing of a case in which four journalists were charged with criminal defamation commenced today 1st December 2015 at Chief Magistrate Court at Buganda Road with one of the complainants Ephraim Ntaganda testifying. City tycoon, Ephraim Ntaganda, told court presided over by the Chief Magistrate, Nabakooza Flavia Kalungi, that on 18th May

Education official assaults journalist, admits damaging her camera

Mpigi, 30th /November/2015; Agnes Najjuma, a Vision Group correspondent in Mpigi District was assaulted by Tumwesigye Charles, the Principal of Nsamizi Institute of Social Development while covering a story involving a suspected thief who was being beaten by the students. Tumwesigye also destroyed her camera. Nsamizi Institute is a public institution, located in Mpigi district,

Delta TV journalist shot on the head, admitted in critical condition.

Kampala, 17th /November/2015; A journalist working with a private station, Delta TV, Isaac Kugonza, was on Monday 16th/November/2015 shot by police on the head and rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital in a critical condition. Blood was oozing from his head and spate in the mouth. Another unidentified woman was also reportedly shot in the