Alerts(2014) articles

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist asks Court to dismiss defamation charges against him.

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist asks Court to dismiss defamation charges against him.

Kampala 16 /Dec./2014; Court at City Hall in Kampala has resumed hearing of a case in which a former Daily Monitor Journalist, Timothy Kalyegira Nyakahuuma is charged with defaming the President of the Republic of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Through his lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi, Kelyegira prayed to court that criminal defamation charges brought against him

HRNJ-Uganda alert, journalist sentenced to jail over criminal trespass at Parliament

Kampala, 13th/December/2014; A City Hall Court in Kampala has sentenced a freelance journalist, William Ntege aka Buganda Kyumakyayesu to two months in prison on charges of criminal trespass and being a common nuisance at the Parliament of Uganda. Ntege had gone to Parliament to petition the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga over police brutality on journalists and

HRNJ-Uganda alert; Journalists elect new leadership.

Kampala, 24th/November/2014; journalists under their umbrella body, the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) have elected new leaders of the Executive Board at an Annual General Meeting, held at Pope Paul IV Memorial Hotel in Kampala on November 22, 2014. A Vision Group journalist, Julius Esegu who was a member of the previous Board, was

HRNJ-Uganda alert, District Police Commander testifies against a journalist

Kampala, 12th November 2014; Hearing of a case in which a journalist, Mulindwa Mukasa is accused of obstructing Julius Ceaser Tusingwire the District Police Commander, Wandegeya Police station while on duty commenced today at the Law Development Centre Court in Kampala before Grade 1 Magistrate Jolly Nkore Shwanda. Testifying against Mulindwa, Tusingwire said while in

HRNJ-Uganda alert, commercial cyclist arrested over brutal assault of journalist

Kampala, 30th/October/2014: Police in Kampala arrested a commercial cyclist a.k.a bodaboda on charges of assaulting a Vision Group journalist Ismail Ddamba. He is being detained at Kitebi police station in Rubaga division, Kampala district. The suspect identified as Buyondo Huzair aged 35 years, a resident of Sserwadda zone in Kabowa, Rubaga division was arrested on

HRNJ-Uganda alert; Chief Magistrate ordered to allow journalists in Court

Kampala, 20th/October/2014; The High Court of Uganda at Kampala has ordered the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Lilian Buchyana to allow journalists and the public to report and attend the trial of Ronald Poteri who is accused of leaking secret audio recordings between the Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen Kale Kayihura and some ruling National

HRNJ-Uganda alert, journalist covering epidemic outbreak assaulted by health ministry officials

Mityana, 14th/October/2014; a Vision Group journalist, Luke Kagiri, was on 11th October, assaulted by two men claiming to be Ministry of Health security officers as he covered a story of a man who is suspected to have died from Marburg. His camera was destroyed in the process by one of the men, Nkogyo Joseph who

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Court fixes hearing date in Journalist’s ‘obstruction’ case

Kampala, 13th/October/2014; The Magistrate’s Court at the Law Development Center in Kampala has fixed the 12th of November to hear a case where HRNJ-U Board Chairperson Mulindwa Mukasa, a journalist with the Associated Press is accused of ‘obstruction’ by the Wandegeya Police Station Commander, Julius Caesar Tusingwire. This was after court presided over by the