Monthly Archives: October 2015

Ruling party parliamentary contestant assaults journalist, destroys recording gadget

Ruling party parliamentary contestant assaults journalist, destroys recording gadget

Masaka, 29th /October/ 2015, a parliamentary seat contestant for the ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag, Eddie Ssansa, on 28th October, 2015 assaulted a Daily Monitor-Masaka based correspondent, Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya for asking him what he termed “embarrassing question.” Ssansa destroyed a cell phone which she was using to record his interview with journalists

Journalist shot at, another arrested by police and assaulted while covering NRM party elections.

Kampala, 29th/October/2015; Enoch Matovu, a correspondent for a local television, NTV, in Mityana District was reportedly shot on the head while covering an incident of vote rigging during the NRM party elections at Bulera police station in Mityana district. He sustained a bullet injury on his head. Matovu told HRNJ-Uganda that he was covering the

Journalists facing Defamation ask Court to dismiss charge sheet

Kampala, 23rd /October/2015; Four Ugandan journalists have asked Court at Buganda Road to strike out a charge sheet in which they were allegedly joined improperly as parties to a criminal defamation case. This was in a case in which the prosecution, led by Peter Mugisha, alleges that Ronald Nahabwe and Benon Tugumisirize of the Red

Police shoots, detains journalist and assaults others covering opposition politicians.

Kampala, 15th/October/2015; Police in Jinja district in Eastern Uganda have on the 15th October shot and injured a Radio One correspondent in the area, Ivan Vincent Mukisa. He was covering a scuffle between police and supporters of Dr. Kizza Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential flag bearer for the 2016 general elections. Police

Magistrate grants last adjournment in journalist’s assault case

Kampala 08/October/2015; Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Sarah Kaitesi Kisakye yesterday, 7th October 2015 gave prosecution the last adjournment to produce its last witness against a police officer, Joram Mwesigye who beat up and seriously injured a WBS TV journalist Andrew Lwanga. “The case is adjourned to 27th October 2015 for further hearing. I have granted

East African court sets new date for criminal defamation case

The East African Court of Justice in Arusha will on 12th November, 2015 resume the hearing of a case challenging Uganda’s criminal defamation law. According to the hearing notice issued on 21st September 2015, the Registrar of the Court said the case will be heard at 9.30am at Arusha by a panel of five judges

Court dismisses Criminal Defamation case against Journalist

Human Rights Network for Journalists–Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is delighted that an independent journalist, Timothy Kalyegira Nyakahuuma, has finally regained his freedom after five years of battling with criminal defamation trial where he was accused of defaming the President of Uganda. On 30th September 2015, the Grade One Magistrate at City Hall Court, Kampala Moses Nabende dismissed