Monthly Archives: August 2016

Call for probe into media freedom perpetrators

Call for probe into media freedom perpetrators

“When we report these cases, Police always claims to be doing their work, saying journalists are not above the law.”  This statement is originally published on New Vision on 23rd/August/2016. KAMPALA – Local journalists have called on government to establish a special committee to investigate all perpetrators of media freedom. They say continued threats and

NUSOJ denounces judicial harassment of journalists and independent media in Somaliland

This statement was originally published on NUSOJ on 15 August 2016. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns concerted attempts by Somaliland authorities to criminalize journalism and punish journalists over spurious, frivolous and vexatious legal cases. A series of court cases filed against journalists and independent newspapers in Somaliland constitute judicial harassment and

A rowdy mob on the streets of Kampala in protest of Gen. Kale Kayihura and seven senior police officers were expected to appear before court Photo: Francis Tumwekwasize

Supporters of Inspector General of Police assault a journalist

Kampala, 10th/08/2016; A Bukedde newspaper journalist, Joseph Mutebi was 10th August, 2016 assaulted by  commercial (boda boda ) cyclists  believed to be supporters of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura, while covering them smashing Lawyer Abdallah Kiwanuka’s car. Kiwanuka is representing three complainants in a torture case instituted by private prosecution against

US Journalist Arrested as Turkey Continues to Harass Reporters

This statement was originally published on on 9th/August/2016. A U.S. journalist has been detained, allegedly for trying to enter Turkey illegally from Syria, according to a report posted on the Hurriyet Daily News website. The report by the official Anadolu News Agency quoted southern Hatay province governor Ercan Topaca on August 7, and said journalist

Court session: standing in the dock are the suspects charged with assaulting journalists in entebbe Photo: Emmanuel Magambo

Chaos as ruling party mobilizers are remanded to prison for assaulting journalists

Entebbe, 9th August 2016; Chaos broke out at Entebbe Magistrates Court on 8th August 2016 when five ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party mobilizers accused of assaulting and damaging journalists’ gadgets were remanded to Kigo prison. The five NRM mobilizers, Lule Wamala Richard, Tibamanya Robert, Mubiru Arnold, Wasswa Hassan and Kuteesa Joshua appeared before Entebbe

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Principal Judge directs on journalists’ treason case

Principal Judge directs on journalists’ treason case The Principal Judge, Dr Yorakamu Bamwine, has directed the Deputy Registrar, High Court Criminal Division, “circumstances allowing” to set a hearing date for the treason charges against Augustine Okello, a Rhino FM journalist. “…the Deputy Registrar Criminal Division is requested to take note of your concerns and, circumstances