Monthly Archives: July 2015

A Police officer arrested for assaulting a journalist.

A Police officer arrested for assaulting a journalist.

Kampala,27th July, 2015;   Edward Tibamwenda, a police officer attached to Lungujja police station was on 24th July 2015 arrested  for allegedly assaulting a Vision Group Correspondent Frederick Kiwanuka  based in Luweero District. The Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station (DPC)  Ochamuringa Emmanuel told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda that Tibamwenda was arrested on

Ruling party boss fires journalists over hosting opposition presidential hopeful

Jinja, 23rd/July/2015; Three journalists were on 21st , July, 2015 suspended over hosting an opposition presidential hopeful who is also the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader, Dr. Kizza Besigye on Baba FM radio without permission from the radio management. The radio was switched off about 15 minutes into the one hour long talk-show

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Police and President’s representative arrest radio station manager for criticizing the President.

Gulu, 22nd/July/2015; Police and the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) for Gulu District in Northern Uganda, on 21st July 2015 arrested Payira Bonny a radio talk-show host who is also the Programmes Manager of Jal Fresh FM, for allegedly using abusive language against the Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni during a one hour talk-show which discussed

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Court nullifies Speaker’ dismissal of journalists from Parliament

Kampala, 04th / July / 2015; High Court in Kampala, on 03rd July 2015, nullified the Speaker’s dismissal of journalists Sulaiman Kakaire and David Tash Lumu from covering news in Parliament over a story titled ‘How Kadaga, Oulanyah fought over petition’ published in a local bi-weekly newspaper The Observer, on the 21st January 2013 edition