Monthly Archives: July 2016

A police officer pushing a journalist as she tried to cover a protestors during the closure of Daily Monitor in 2013

Police detains two journalists, as three others are assaulted on duty.

Police detains two journalists, as three others are assaulted on duty.

Nateete, 25th/July/2016; A Delta Television journalist Jamil Mukiibi was attacked by commercial motorcyclists (Bodaboda) as he covered a scuffle between two rival cyclists’ associations. He sustained several injuries and lost his property in the Sunday afternoon attack at Nateete, a Kampala suburb on 24th July, 2016. A section of commercial cyclists under their umbrella body

HRNJ-Uganda Lawyer Diana Nandudu(extreme right) speaking to Sadati Waligo(red jacket) outside the Magistrates Court in Lyantonde.

Court sets hearing date for Criminal defamation case against journalist

Lyantonde, 21st /July/ 2016; The Magistrates Court in Lyantonde has today, 21st /July 2016, set 28th /July 2016, as a date for hearing the criminal defamation case against Sadati Waligo, a Red Pepper correspondent in Lyantonde District. Sadati is accused of publishing libellous material against the resident District Commissioner of Lyantonde, Sulaiman Tugaragara Matojo Ssalongo.

Police Chief Kale Kayihura must stop blaming the media for the Pforce’ brutality

Press Statement: Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) with great concern condemn in the strongest terms, the ever growing tendency of the police leadership imposing unfounded accusations against the media whenever the force is reported about being engaged in unprofessional conduct in the course of its work. On 12th July 2016, police men, army and

HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator Robert Ssempala addressing journalists from Eastern Uganda during a 2 days workshop Photo: Magambo Emmanuel

Media rights body cautions journalists against registering with the Media Council of Uganda

Journalists have been urged not to accept to be licensed by the Media Council because it is illegitimate and pushing for unclear agendas, saying that all such acts are on the wrong side of history. “Don’t surrender your rights to a body which is poorly constituted and therefore illegitimate. I invite you to stand up

S.E. M. Omar el-Béchir lors de la cinquième session du Parlement le 9 avril, 2012 à Khartoum. Photo - Ashraf Shazly/Getty Images

AFEX Urges Sudanese Government to End Massive Crackdown on Free Speech

This Statement was originally published on africafex.org on 5th/July/2016. The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is deeply concerned about the continued wave of attacks on freedom of expression in Sudan. Series of press freedom violations have been recorded in Sudan over the past years. Some of these violations include arbitrary arrest and detention of

L-R)Esther Nyangoma (state attorney), Harriet Nalukenge (State Attorney) and the senior state attorney Jeffrey Atwiine who are opposing the petition at the EACJ. Photo: Haruna

Regional court grants permission to 20 organizations to join criminal defamation case

The struggle to strike off criminal defamation from East African statute books was on Tuesday 28 June 2016 enhanced by the regional court in Arusha Tanzania. Five judges of First Instance Division of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) agreed to accept the application of twenty media and human rights organization within Uganda and

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