Monthly Archives: August 2015

Journalists charged with criminal defamation released from prison after six days.

Journalists charged with criminal defamation released from prison after six days.

Kampala, 20th/August/2015;  Two Red Pepper journalists were on 19th August released almost a week later since they were remanded to Luzira after failing to pay a cash bail of 2 million Uganda shillings (USD571) each. Nahabwe Ronald and Tugumisiirize Benon were on August 13th , 2015 charged with criminal defamation before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate,

Journalists charged with criminal defamation, remanded to prison for declining to implicate their source

Kampala, 17th/August/2015; Four journalists were on 13th August, this year charged with criminal defamation at the Buganda Road court in Kampala. The four -two from a daily tabloid the Red Pepperand two others from the New Vision all denied the charges and applied for bail. The case was opened against the journalists by two city

State House orders Journalist to delete Mbabazi’s congratulatory message from magazine and apologize.

Kiruhura, 05th/August/2015; The Managing Director of Eshato Publications Limited, Pison Mugizi has been ordered to delete Mbabazi’s congratulatory message from a consecration magazine of the new Bishop of the North Ankole Diocese, Nathan Namanya. Information obtained by Human Rights Network for Journalist-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) indicates that this occurred at a meeting convened by the Diocesan Secretary

The East African Court of Justice starts hearing a Criminal Defamation case of a journalist.

The East African Court of Justice in Arusha Tanzania on Friday July 31 started hearing a case in which a Ugandan journalist, the late Ssembuusi Ronald, challenged criminal defamation.  A panel of five Judges led by the Principal Judge of the Court, Justice Monica Mugenyi presided over the hearing in the First Instance Court. The

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