Monthly Archives: May 2015

HRNJ-Uganda alert, journalist detained over minister story

HRNJ-Uganda alert, journalist detained over minister story

Kampala, 19th/May/2015; A Red Pepper journalist, Alex Bukhumune was arrested and detained on 19th of May 2015 for investigating a story involving the State Minister for Energy, Ronald James Du’janga. He was later released at about 7:00pm on charges of threatening violence. Bukhumune was first arrested on 15th/May/2015 by Kabalagala police officers and charged with

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist accuses NRM ruling party official of assault

Masaka 14th/May/2015; Edward Bindhe, a Uganda Radio Network (URN) journalist was on 12th May 2015 assaulted by a senior ruling NRM party official, Rogers Mulindwa, while he was covering the launch of the NRM members’ registration exercise in  Masaka, officiated by the party Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba. Bindhe, URN’ Masaka based correspondent told HRNJ-Uganda

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist assaulted by UPDF Officers.

Kalangala, 05th May 2015;  Twanika Kajubi, a reporter working with the Vision Group, attached to Bukedde  Television was badly beaten by UPDF officers attached to the Special Forces Command (SFC) in Entebbe. Twanika had gone to cover a story about illegal fishing at       Semuganja Island in Bufumira Sub-county, Kalangala district where the Kalangala district chairperson, Willy