Monthly Archives: January 2016

City tycoon ‘fails’ to pin journalists in a criminal  defamation case.

City tycoon ‘fails’ to pin journalists in a criminal  defamation case.

Kampala, 27th/January/2016; Hearing of a criminal defamation case in which four journalists Ronald Nahebwa, Benon Tugumisirize, Madina Nalwanga are accused of  defaming city tycoons continued on  27th /January/2016 with one of the  prosecution witnesses Ephraim Ntaganda revealing that he never complained to police about the journalists. Ntaganda who was cross-examined by four lawyers, told court that

Media Under Persecution during Campaign Period

Press statement: Kampala, 20th, Jan, 2016; The government should not abdicate its responsibility of ensuring free flow of information, ideas and opinions during this period of elections by turning a blind eye as journalists are harassed, intimidated and physically attacked by police and politicians together with their supporters. Some contestants have been denied to air

Police arrest four journalists and a musician who was protesting the unauthorized use of his song by a telecommunication company.

Kampala, 19th/January/2016: Four journalists and a local artist were on 18th Jan/2016, arrested and detained at Jinja Road police in Kampala for over seven hours. Eddie Muhumuza of Hub for Investigative Media (HIM), Kenson Bugembe and Mohamed Safe from Uganda Media Center, were arrested for taking pictures of, Kaweesa Richard as he demanded payment of

Unknown people break into journalist home, take away vital information

Kampala, 14th/January/2016; Unknown people broke into the house of a journalist and rights activist Mulindwa Mukasa in Lungujja Kituunzi, a Kampala suburb on January 12, 2016 and took his laptops, two video cameras, a mobile phone, three information back up external drives and 500,000/= Uganda shillings. The intruders forced open Mulindwa’s backdoor while he was

Video camera ‘exhibit’ goes missing as Investigating police Officer testifies in a Journalist’s assault case.

Kampala, 14th January 2016; A police officer –Detective Assistant Superintendent of police Angenyo Moureen, who investigated an assault and malicious damage to property case of a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) Television journalist, Andrew Lwanga has on 14th January 2016, testified against the former Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station Joram Mwesigye who is

Parliamentary candidate’ private guards mob journalist, confiscate gadget.

Lwengo, 13th/Jan/2016; a journalist working with a Masaka-based Buddu FM radio, Ali Golooba was on 11th/Jan/2016 mobbed up by six private guards of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer for Bukoto South Parliamentary seat, Hajji Muyanja Mbabaali at Kiwangala Trading Center in Lwengo district, Central Uganda region. His tools of work were also

Police assault journalists, damage camera

Moroto, 12th/Jan/2016; A high profile police commander in Moroto District, Goerge Obia, on January 10th, 2016 roughed up four journalists, damaging a video camera and confiscating three others amidst threats to shoot them if they did not heed his orders. The journalists, Galiwango Ronald of NTV, Kenneth Oryema of New Vision, Arnest Kyazze from Bukedde

Police quizzes, detains top newspaper editors incommunicado over publication of missing presidential candidate aide’s ‘body’

Kireka, 08th/January/2016; Ugandan police on 7th /Jan/2016, detained the Managing Editors of the Red Pepper and its sister paper Kamunye Ben Baryabaha and Mubiru Dickson respectively after a six hour interrogation over publication of a dead body presumed to be of one Christopher Aine that appeared in both publications on 7th/Jan/2016. By the time HRNJ-Uganda