Monthly Archives: September 2016

Freedom of Expression Online under Attack in Tanzania

Freedom of Expression Online under Attack in Tanzania

This statement was originally published on on 20th/Semptember/2016. Freedom of expression online is under attack in Tanzania as the Government abuses legal and judicial processes to suppress critical voices on the Internet, in violation of regional and international human rights standards. In a recent example, five Tanzanian internet users were on September 14, 2016 arraigned

Join the global coalition for a Protector of Journalists

This statement was originally posted on IFEX on 12th/September/2016. Reporters Without Borders is leading the global #ProtectJournalists campaign, to which over 100 media and human rights organisations have already pledged their support. As UN member states meet for the opening of the 71st session of the General Assembly on 16 September, help make the creation

Kadaga, legislators moot plan to gag media

This statement was originally published on the Daily Monitor on 16th/September/2016 PARLIAMENT– Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga yesterday ordered Parliament’s Committee on Rules and Privilege to investigate journalists who write what she considers negative stories against the institution. Giving the order, the Speaker said the investigation should be with the aim “of charging the reporters

Extreme right is Fred Mukasa Kiku who was interrogated over a radio talk show he hosted standing outside CIID Police headquarters with Robert Ssempala(center) and Pearl FM News editor. Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police interrogates two journalists

Kibuli, 15th/September/2016; Two journalists have been interrogated by the Crime Investigations and Intelligence Department of the Uganda police over their work. Benon Tugumisiirize, formerly of Red Pepper newspaper was arrested on 14th September 2016 as he left Buganda Road Magistrates court where he had gone to attend his trial on criminal defamation. Earlier on, Fred

Journalists from Mukono surrounding a man who is said to have beaten one Madiina Sebayla. Photo: Kalumba Ronald

Journalist assaulted at Court for covering land case

Mukono, 2nd /September/2016; Madiinah Ssebyala, of Bukedde Paper was on 31st August 2016 assaulted by one Kasagga Swaibu who further threatened to inflict her with more harm if she continues to cover a land case where he accuses Kenneth Mukiibi of selling to him land and failing to offer the land title. “As I was

Teba Arukol a journalist who was summoned by Police Photo:Facebook

Police ‘summons’ journalist over a Facebook post

Moroto, 1st /September/2016; Police in Moroto District, North Eastern Uganda summoned a freelance journalist, Teba Arukol, over a Facebook post about the Karamajong cultural leaders. The journalist, who reported yesterday morning at Moroto Central Police Station, told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda, the Criminal Intelligence Officer Moroto called ordering him to report to the station.