Monthly Archives: October 2016

Battered journalist suffering two years after attack

Battered journalist suffering two years after attack

This statement was originally published on Doha Centre for Media Freedom on 20/10/2016 Story by Halima Athumani Ugandan journalist Andrew Lwanga, incapacitated with a spinal injury two years ago, is still seeking for both treatment and justice. In 2015 the Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ) Uganda registered 143 cases of assault, including Lwanga’s injury. On

Outside the offices of the Observer Photo credit Emmanuel Magambo

Ugandan Newspaper broken into, robbed of computers

Kampala, 17th/Oct/2016; Unknown assailants broke into the premises of the Observer Newspaper at Plot 1Tagore Crescent, Kamwokya in Kampala and made away with vital equipment and information. The security guard on duty was missing, while his gun was recovered at the premises. The Bi-weekly’ publication Managing Director, James Tumusiime told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda

L-R Robert Sempala(HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator) and Moses Magoola (Programmes Manager HRNJ-Uganda) during a press conference held at Hotel Triangle in Kampala Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Quizzing of News Editors by Parliament presents grave challenges to freedom of expression and democracy

PRESS STATEMENT: Human Rights Network for journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is deeply concerned by the conduct of Parliament of Uganda resorting to the offence of “Contempt of Parliament” and invoking “Parliamentary privilege” as weapons or threats to discourage positive constructive criticism from the Media. We note that in resorting to this regressive legal inheritance of the offence