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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

IFEX’s Campaign awareness video to End Impunity This campaign originates from here What is the End Impunity campaign?It is a yearly global initiative to demand accountability for the journalists, media workers, activists, lawyers and many others who have been targeted for exercising their right to freedom of expression, and empower organisations, government bodies and individuals to help dismantle systems of impunity

Counter Terrorism Police arrest journalist

Kampala, 24th /September/2015; The Counter Terrorism Police, yesterday 23rd,September,2015 arrested a journalist from a court room in Kampala, detained him for one and a half hours accusing him of indulging in “ work that is not his”. He was released without any charges. Derrick Kiyonga a court reporter with the Observer newspaper was arrested at

Senior Community Development Officer assaults journalist

Jinja 19th/September/2015; Shamshad Naluggya, a Bukedde TV journalist, was yesterday assaulted by the Njeru Town Council Senior Community Development Officer, Joyce Guleeta, accusing her of recording a meeting without her knowledge. Naluggya had gone to cover a meeting that had been called to follow up a complaint filed by a group of disadvantaged students who


Kampala, January, 24th/2012; a journalist working with Capital FM radio in Kampala, Gideon Tugume was attacked by gunmen on the night of Saturday  20th January 2012 at Kenjoy Supermarket. Barely three minutes after Tugume had parked at Kenjoy supermarket in Bukoto a suburb of Kampala, than another vehicle arrived at bottleneck speed, hitting his car from the rear