Alerts(2012) articles

CBS radio journalist has a case to answer.

Kalangala, 28th/November/2012; a court in Kalangala has ruled that a Central Broadcasting Service (CBS) radio journalist Ronald Ssembuusi has a case of criminal defamation to answer in a matter brought against him by the Kalangala district Chairperson David Kikoola. CBS radio is owned by Buganda Kingdom. Ssembuusi -a correspondent for Kalangala district in the Central

Journalist Asks Court to Throw Out Defamation Case.

Kalangala, 15th/November; A Central Broadcasting Service (CBS) radio journalist, Ronald Ssembuusi has asked Court to disregard all prosecution evidence against him in a defamation case. This comes as the defense and prosecution made their submissions on the 14th November as to whether there is a case to answer. Ssembuusi -a correspondent for the Buganda Kingdom’

Police and city enforcement officers rough up, detain journalist

Wakiso, 07th /November/2012; Ssematimba Bwejiire, a Radio Simba journalist was yesterday beaten by policemen and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) law enforcement officers for “disorganizing” their work as he attempted to record them impounding a commuter taxi that had allegedly defaulted KCCA monthly dues at Mulusanja, a Kampala suburb. The journalist, who sustained body injuries

Journalist Objects to Tendering of Audio Recordings in Court

Kalangala, 25th/October/2012; a Central Broadcasting Service (CBS) radio journalist Ronald Ssembuusi has objected to an audio recording on a CD which he said was not authentic. Ssembuusi, through his lawyer Catherine Anite of Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda told court that the CD should not be tendered in as prosecution exhibit since its authenticity was

Court convicts journalist attacker

Wakiso, 24th /October/2012; Court in Entebbe has convicted Ddungu Elias for assaulting a Vision Group journalist Rebecca Nakame and occasioning actual bodily harm to her. While delivering his judgment, the Grade Two Magistrate Bbosa Charles said that the prosecution led by Mbaine Eunice had adduced sufficient evidence to convict the accused. Human Rights for Journalists-Uganda’s

CIVIL SOCIETY COMMUNIQUE AHEAD OF THE AU- ABIDJAN MEETING ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN AFRICA -9TH – 22ND OCTOBER 2012 KAMPALA

CIVIL SOCIETY COMMUNIQUE AHEAD OF THE AU- ABIDJAN MEETING ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN AFRICA -9TH – 22ND OCTOBER 2012 KAMPALA Background We members of Civil Society Organizations from Uganda gathered here in Kampala Uganda, for a national public dialogue on the situation of freedom of expression, opinion and information in Uganda held on 17th

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