Monthly Archives: February 2015

HRNJ-Uganda alert, journalist weeps as he testifies against senior police officer

HRNJ-Uganda alert, journalist weeps as he testifies against senior police officer

Kampala, 25th/February/2015; A Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) Television journalist, Andrew Lwanga broke down in tears  as he testified against  Joram Mwesigye the former Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station who he accuses of brutally assaulting him while covering a procession by a group of unemployed youth in Kampala. Lwanga, who is currently walking

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Court adjourns a journalist’s assault case against a senior police officer

Kampala, 18th/ February/2015; Court at  Buganda Road has adjourned a case in which a Wavah Broad Casting Services (WBS) Journalist,  Andrew Lwanga was allegedly assaulted by Joram Mwesige a former Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station. This was after defence counsel George Spencer made an oral application seeking for a two weeks’ adjournment

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Internal Affairs Minister orders for investigations into violations against journalists by armed forces.

Kampala, 15th/February/2015; The Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima has ordered for investigations into cases of violations of media freedom and journalists rights, and release the reports to the public in order to end impunity. He also called for continuous dialogue between the media and key government institutions and departments. This was during a

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist testifies against police boss

Kampala, 4th/February/2015;  Hearing of a criminal case in which the suspended Old Kampala District Police Commander (DPC), SP Joram Mwesigye, is accused of assaulting a WBS TV journalist, Lwanga Andrew has commenced on 04/February/2015, at Buganda Road Magistrates Court before Her Worship Sanyu Mukasa. The first prosecution witness, Joseph Settimba, a journalist with the government

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