Monthly Archives: April 2016

Hearing of criminal defamation case continues, as Parliamentary reporters academic suit commences.

Hearing of criminal defamation case continues, as Parliamentary reporters academic suit commences.

Kampala, 28th /April /2016; Further hearing of a criminal defamation case in which four journalists; Ronald Nahebwa, Benon Tugumisirize, Madina Nalwanga and Patrick Tumwesige are accused of defaming city tycoons Ephraim Ntaganda and Drake Lubega continued on 28th /April/2016 with the second prosecution witness Serugo Denis Richard adducing evidence. During cross examination by four lawyers, Serugo told

Uganda police officers block journalists from accessing main opposition leader, Kizza Besigyes home on February 23, 2016 at Kasangati, a Kampala suburb. Photo: Isaac Kasamani/Getty

Is social media the newest front in Uganda’s war with the press?

This statement was originally post on Columbia Journalism Review on 22 April 2016. KAMPALA, UGANDA—The night before Uganda’s February 18 presidential vote, David Tumusiime went to bed with a firm plan in place for the next day’s coverage. The website editor for Uganda Radio Network (URN), a syndicate of more than 20 correspondents spread across the

The LEP’s Managing Editor Henry Gombya admires the Astor Award he received from Lord Black (left) on behalf of HRNJ-Uganda.

HRNJ-Uganda wins prestigious Astor Award

This statement was originally published on the London Evening Post on 15th/April/2016. By Staff Writer A Ugandan human rights organisation that has helped many of the country’s journalists fight court cases against the brutality of the Ugandan police and military forces in the country, has won the prestigious Lord Astor Award for services rendered to

L-R HRNJ-Uganda Legal officer Kenneth Ntende, HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator Robert Ssempala and Francis Tumwekwasize (HRNJ-Uganda Board Treasurer) at the press conference. PHOTO: Magambo Emmanuel


Press Statement:  On 10th April 2016, the premises of HRNJ-Uganda were broken into by unknown assailants. The break in started at about 4:00am, when a youthful lady approached the security guard on duty and requested him to open to which he complied. Upon querying her, he then offered her a seat just by the guard’s