Monthly Archives: June 2015

HRNJ-Uganda alert, media body HRNJ-Uganda loses property worth millions in office break-in.

HRNJ-Uganda alert, media body HRNJ-Uganda loses property worth millions in office break-in.

Kampala, 30th/June/2015; A media rights body, Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) has lost vital information and property to unknown persons who broke into their office premises in Kayanja Triangle Zone in Rubaga, a Kampala suburb, and made away with all desktop computers, laptops, documents and unspecified amount of money for project activities. “It is

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist acquitted of ‘obstruction’ charges

Kampala, 22nd June 2015; Mulindwa Mukasa, a journalist with the Associated Press, has on 22nd June been acquitted by the Magistrates Court of obstructing the former District Police Commander, Wandegeya Police station, Julius Ceaser Tusingwire while executing his duties. In her ruling, the Senior Principal Magistrate at the Law Development Centre Court, Jolly Nkore Shwanda

HRNJ-Uganda alert, police detain journalist for photographing a suspect at court

Kampala, 19th/June/2015; a court reporter working with the Vision Group, Betty Amamukirori was on  18th June, arrested by the police at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo, a Kampala suburb  for photographing a suspect during a court break. She declined to delete the said photos, and later released without a charge. Betty told Human Rights Network

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist murdered in cold blood, husband arrested in connection.

Gulu, 17th/June/2015; Police in Gulu district have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a 23-year old freelance journalist, Scovia Anena, who was working with a Christian based radio, Favor FM.  Residents discovered Anena’s decomposing body on Monday 15th June, 2015 lying in clotted blood in her rented house, at Kolo quarters in

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist assaulted by suspects in the presence of police.

Entebbe, 15th /June/2015; Sulaiman  Mutebi, a journalist working with the Vision Group was on 15th June 2015 assaulted by two suspected land fraudsters at Kisubi police station in Entebbe, Wakiso District in full presence of police officers. Mutebi told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda that he was assaulted by some suspected land fraudsters who had

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Court dismisses case against Vision Group journalist

Wakiso, 08th/June/2015; The Chief Magistrate’s Court of Nabweru at Kasangati has on 08th June, dismissed a case in which a Vision Group journalist, Adrian Bbaale Bwanika was accused of disobeying lawful orders of the police. In her ruling, the Grade One Magistrate, Prossy Katushabe dismissed the case due to failure by the State to turn