Monthly Archives: November 2016

Joy Doreen Biira is received by relatives following her release from Kasese police station, in Western Uganda. :Photo: Courtesy

Journalist charged with abeting terrorism for taking photographs of soldiers

Kasese, 29th/November/2016; Joy Doreen Bbira, a Ugandan journalist working with KTN Television in Kenya, was on the evening of 28th Nov,2016 charged with ‘Abeting terrorism’ after being detained at police for about 24 hours in Kasese in South Western Uganda. On conviction, ultimate sentence for such a crime is death. She together with four family

Joram Mwesigye the police officer accused of assaulting a journalist inside the court room Photo Credit: Francis Tumwekwasize

Court orders police officer to defend himself over assaulting a TV journalist

Kampala, 18th/November/2016; Buganda Road Court has on 18th November 2016, ordered the former Old Kampala District Police Commander, Joram Mwesigye to defend himself against charges of assaulting a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) TV journalist Andrew Lwanga. The Presiding Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu ruled that she perused the evidence of  the six (6) prosecution witnesses

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Court grants last adjournment in a police case against journalist

Kampala, 18th/Nov/2016; The Chief Magistrates Court at Mengo on 18th/11/2016 adjourned the case against Makumbi Joseph, a journalist working with the Vision Group. The matter had come up for further hearing; however the State Attorney told Court that she had no witnesses. Makumbi, through his Lawyers Ntende Kenneth from HRNJ-Uganda and Kirabira Tonny from the

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AFEX Condemns Closure of Radio Station, Urges President Salva Kiir to Intervene

This statement is originally published on AFEX on 14/November/2016 The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) to strongly condemn the arbitrary closure of Eye Radio station by the South Sudan National Security Service (NSS). According to AMDISS, officials of the NSS on November 11, 2016,

Eddie Ssansa standing in the dock during the court judgment Photo credit:Eddie Bindhe

Prominent Ruling Party Member convicted of assaulting a female journalist

Masaka, 12th/ November/2016; A Magistrate’ Court at Masaka on Friday 11 November convicted a prominent businessman and ruling party politician from Lwengo district, Eddie Ssansa Luwaga for assaulting a Daily Monitor journalist, Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya and maliciously damaging her work tools. A Grade I Magistrate, Aisha Nabukeera delivered the judgment to a fully packed courtroom,

Uganda Police officer Photo credit: web

Police summons journalist over allegations of criminal defamation

Kibuli, 10th /November/2016; Uganda police at Kibuli CID head quarters on 11th /November/2016 summoned a journalist Mabonga Darlington Kitts over allegations of Criminal defamation. The journalist ran a story, implicating a pastor, one Inawale Job Olusegun for fathering a child outside his marriage. Nadunga Robinah the mother of the child dragged the pastor to court