Monthly Archives: June 2016

A police officer in plain clothes pepper spraying a AFP journalist Kasamani has he covered Kizza Besigye's arrest in Kasangati

Journalists storm Police station forcing officer who assaulted them to apologise publicly.

Journalists storm Police station forcing officer who assaulted them to apologise publicly.

Kampala, 29th June 2016; Two journalists, Abubaker Lubowa of the Daily Monitor and Mutebi Robert of Salt Media were on the morning of 29th June, 2016 assaulted by police officers at Spear Motors in Kampala while covering the arrest of Ingrid Turinawe, the secretary for mobilization of the opposition party, Forum for Democratic Change and

Human Rights activists protesting the closure of Daily Monitor Publications in 2013

Uganda’s plot to forcefully register journalists riles human rights activists

This statement was originally published on the on 25th/June/2016. By Henry Lutaaya The government through the Uganda Media Council recently launched a nation-wide campaign aimed at implementing a widely discredited registration exercise for all journalists in the country. But the Media Council’s drive is being implemented alongside a parallel campaign funded by the United

Medical practitioner testifies in journalist’s assault case.

Medical practitioner testifies in journalist’s assault case. Masaka, 24th June 2016; A medical officer from Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, Dr. Kasozi Charles, has today 24th June, 2016 testified in a case in which Eddie Ssansa the former National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary contestant for Lwengo District assaulted a journalist. Ssansa, was dragged in court for

Waligo-Sadat-a-red-pepper-correspondent-who-was-remanded-to-Kakondo-Prison-over-alleged-criminal-libel Photo: Davis Buyondo

Journalist on criminal defamation charges granted bail

Lyantonde, 23rd /June/ 2016; Sadati Waliggo, of Red Pepper newspaper was today morning 23rd /June/ 2016 granted a non cash bail of five hundred thousand Uganda shillings (USD 151) by Lyantonde Grade One Magistrate Muinda Tadeo. His sureties, Paul Sekandi, a journalist with Link FM and Nuruyati Namuleme a business woman were each required to pay two million Uganda

44 experienced journalists kicked out of Ugandan Parliament

This statement was originally published on Watch Dog on 20/June/2016. By Watchdog reporter Parliament has finally thrown out experienced reporters that were deemed critical of the Parliamentary business. The battle that started last year when Speaker Kadaga sought to replace reporters that have served several years at the House, culminated with twisting of the rules

Waligo Sadati standing as a prison warden looks.

Journalist remanded to prison over criminal defamation charges

Lyantonde, 21st /June/ 2016; Waligo Sadati a journalist with Red Pepper, based in Lyantonde District has today 21st /June/ 2016 been remanded over criminal defamation charges. He was remanded to Kakondo prison until Thursday 23rd June, 2016, by Lyantonde Grade One magistrate Muyinda Tadeo. Sadati is accused of defaming the Lyantonde Resident District Commissioner, Sulaiman

DECEASED: Thomas Ssetuba (Facebook photo)

Radio journalist beaten to death by a mob

Kalangala, 16th /June/ 2016; Thomas Ssettuba, the Programmes Manager of Radio Ssese, in Kalangala district was on 14th June, 2016 attacked and beaten by locals over a land dispute and later died of head injuries. The incident happened at Banda village Kagulube parish, Mugoye sub-county in Kalangala district where Ssettuba had gone to collect palm

Mourners attend the funeral of Emmanuel Arituha, a security guard killed by assailants in an attack on the Ugandan non-governmental organization Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) in May 2016.

Uganda: Investigate Break-ins at Groups’ Offices

Pattern of Attacks Indicates Perpetrators Enjoy Impunity This statement was originally published on Human Rights Watch website on 13/June/2016. (Kampala) – The Uganda Police Force (UPF) should promptly, thoroughly, and transparently investigate a series of attacks on Ugandan non-governmental organizations and human rights defenders and hold suspects accountable, 31 Ugandan and international human rights groups said today