Monthly Archives: November 2015

Education official assaults journalist, admits damaging her camera

Education official assaults journalist, admits damaging her camera

Mpigi, 30th /November/2015; Agnes Najjuma, a Vision Group correspondent in Mpigi District was assaulted by Tumwesigye Charles, the Principal of Nsamizi Institute of Social Development while covering a story involving a suspected thief who was being beaten by the students. Tumwesigye also destroyed her camera. Nsamizi Institute is a public institution, located in Mpigi district,

Delta TV journalist shot on the head, admitted in critical condition.

Kampala, 17th /November/2015; A journalist working with a private station, Delta TV, Isaac Kugonza, was on Monday 16th/November/2015 shot by police on the head and rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital in a critical condition. Blood was oozing from his head and spate in the mouth. Another unidentified woman was also reportedly shot in the

East African Court allows UN, AU Special Rapporteurs into Criminal Defamation Case

Kampala, 16th/November/2015; The East African Court of Justice seating in Arusha on Thursday 12th/November/2015 accepted David Kaye, the United Nations‘ Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Faith Dikeledi Pansy Tlakula of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights‘ Special Rapporteur on Freedom of

Help IFEX mark 2 November by saying ‘No’ to Impunity

This statement was originally published on on 28 October 2015. 2 November marks the United Nations International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Currently, 9 out of 10 cases of journalist killings go unsolved and unpunished. This leads to a culture of impunity where critical voices are silenced and citizens are denied