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

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

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