Alerts(2012) articles

police officers who assaulted journalists to go scot-free

Kampala, 05th/October/2012; the commandant of Kampala Metropolitan Police, Andrew Felix Kaweesi has said that the three journalists assaulted by the police were to blame, accusing them of out stepping their boundaries at the Central Police Station (CPS). He told Human Rights Network for Journalists- Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) at CPS in Kampala that it was wrong for

Police attack journalists covering Besigye arrest in Kampala

Kampala, 04th/October/2012; the police have assaulted and shuttered cameras of two journalists as they covered the arrest of the opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye in Kampala Daily Monitor’s photojournalist Isaac Kasamani told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) that he was slapped by one policeman while another held him by the neck from behind and

Journalist attacker has a case to answer

Wakiso, 03rd /October/2012; Court in Entebbe has ruled that Ddungu Elias has a case to answer in the assault of a Vision Group journalist Rebecca Nakame. “According to the evidence presented by the prosecution, you assaulted Rebecca Nakame Contrary to section 236 of the Penal Code Act and therefore you have a case to answer

media group slaps news blackout on district chairman over terrorism remarks

Kitgum, 27th/September/2012; Media practitioners from Kitgum district under their umbrella body Kitgum District Media Practitioners’ Association (KIMEPA) have slapped a news blackout on the Kitgum district chairperson, Luka Nyeko for alleged persistent attacks on the media. In their statement to the media and other stakeholders, dated 19th/September/2012, KIMEPA accused Nyeko of attacking a Kitgum town

Government Bans Critical Song from Radio Airwaves

Kampala, 24th/September/2012; the State’ broadcast regulatory body Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has banned radios from airing of a new song by renowned local artiste Ssentamu Kyagulanyi, pending investigations into claims that its critical of the Capital City Authority’s Executive Director Jennifer Musisi. The song ‘Tugambire ku Jennifer’, translated to mean ‘please talk to Jennifer on