Monthly Archives: February 2016

Daily monitor under in 2013 under siege over publication of a controversial letter

Ruling party should desist from targeting critical and independent reporting of the political campaigns in the run upto the general elections

Ruling party should desist from targeting critical and independent reporting of the political campaigns in the run upto the general elections

Press Release Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is distressed by the complaint lodged before the statutory Media Council, by the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party against the Daily Monitor publication over a news story attributed to the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye alleging that the NRM government

Journalists pin former ruling party parliamentary candidate in court over assault.

Masaka, 10th/February/2016; Two journalists Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya and Gertrude Mutyaba Lilian both Daily Monitor correspondents in Masaka District have on 10th February 2016, testified against a former contender for the ruling party parliamentary seat for Lwengo, Eddie Ssansa in an assault and malicious damage to property criminal case. Shamim told court, presided over by Grade

WEB PHOTO: Catherine Byaruhanga BBC news correspondent in Uganda

BBC journalists arrested and interrogated for filming Abim hospital

Abim, 08th February 2016, Catherine Byaruhanga, a BBC news correspondent in Uganda was on February 06th, 2016 arrested by the police in Abim district for allegedly filming Abim hospital without permission of the district security agents, and wanting to report ‘bad news all the time with bad intentions”. She was arrested together with her cameraman,

Press Crackdown Is Likely to Worsen

This statement is originally published on Inter Press Service KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb 5 2016 (IPS) – On October 2015, the day that Ugandan journalist Enoch Matovu, 25, was allegedly shot by the police for simply “doing my job”, the police had “run out of tear gas”, he claimed. “So they had to use live bullets,” this

Assaulted journalist’s exhibited video camera still missing as case drags.

Kampala, 4th/ February/2016; Hearing of a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) television journalist, Andrew Lwanga’ assault case has taken a new twist with the emergency of ‘new things’ on the case file which needed court’s attention in chambers. Prosecution led by Jonathan Muwaganya prayed for an adjournment in light of the new discoveries. “We have discovered

Presidential guards mob up journalist covering scuffle of party members with police

Sembabule, 03rd/February/2016; A Radio Simba journalist, Margaret Kayondo was on February 1st, 2016, mobbed up by four army officers of the Special Forces Command at the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Presidential Candidate, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni rally. The journalist’s tools of work were confiscated and material deleted. Kayondo was covering a scuffle between NRM supporters and