Author Archives: HRNJ-UG Admin

Chief and Internal Affairs Minister over break-into of Human Rights Offices.

Chief and Internal Affairs Minister over break-into of Human Rights Offices.

Kampala, 06th/May/3014; Following the break-in and vandalisation of the Human Rights Network-Uganda offices in Ntinda –a Kampala suburb, Civil Society Organisations have resolved to meet the Inspector General of Police over the police’s failure to investigate to logical conclusion and produce reports on the several break-ins of NGOs and CSO offices in the various parts

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Medical practitioner testifies against a school teacher in a journalist’s assault case

Kampala, 29th April 2014;Further hearing of a case in which a Vision Group Journalist, Mathias Ssebwato Kavubu was allegedly assaulted by a teacher at Old Kampala Secondary School, Ataremwa Justus, continued on Tuesday April 29 at the Law Development Centre Court, with the medical doctor giving his evidence. Dr. Ojara Santos who examined the journalist

HRNJ-Uganda alert, three cyclists arrested over violent assault of a journalist

Kampala, 14th/April/2014; police in Kitebi, Rubaga division, Kampala district have arrested three suspects in connection with assaulting a Vision Group journalist, Ddamba Ismael occasioning him grievous bodily harm. The particulars of the trio have not yet been released. Ddamba, a journalist with the Vision Group’s Bukedde Newspaper was attacked by a mob of angry commercial

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Police rescue journalist from school teachers.

Mpigi, 07th/April/2014; Police in Mpigi district rescued a Vision Group journalist from three angry teachers of Lowell Girls’ School who mobbed him as he was covering a story of a fire break out at school on Saturday night, 05th/April/2014. The teachers were preventing the journalist from reporting about a fire outbreak in the school

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Policeman detained for joining locals in assaulting a journalist.

Mukono, 28th/March/2014; A mob of over ten locals together with the police have assaulted a Vision Group journalist, David Musisi, on 27th/March/2014 as he covered a story about a disagreement over land ownership at Buziranjovu in Mukono district. The police arbitrarily arrested and detained the journalist; although he was later released without any charges against

Opening remarks by Robert Ssempala during a Media dialogue on ‘Media Freedom in Uganda

Media dialogue on ‘Media Freedom in Uganda; Analysis of inequitable legal limitations’ At Hotel Africana –Kampala, on 26th/ March/ 2014 Opening remarks by Robert Ssempala – National Coordinator, HRNJ-Uganda The Media plays a very fundamental role in preserving a free and open society through dissemination of information that fosters debate and contributes to good governance