Alerts(2015) articles

Journalists, human rights activists, students and Telecom companies, reject amendment of the communications law

Journalists, human rights activists, students and Telecom companies, reject amendment of the communications law

Kampala, 13th/Dec/216; Different players have rejected the proposal by the Ugandan cabinet to amend the Uganda Communications Act of 2013 to give more powers to the Minister of Information and Communications Technology to regulate communications in Uganda Journalists led by the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) National Coordinator Robert Ssempala, Lawyer Kenneth Ntende and

Journalists covering opposition presidential candidate mobbed up by deputy speakers’ supporters

Gulu, 24th/Dec/2015, Journalists covering the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye campaign came under attack on 22nd December 2015 when the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah’s supporters mobbed them with clubs and stones in Gulu, Northern Uganda. NTV’s Ronald Galiwango and NBS TV’s Anthony Palapande fell victim as they covered a

Ruling party former Parliamentary contestant charged with assault and malicious damage to property of a journalist

Masaka, 17th /December/2015; Court in Masaka, on 14th /December/2015 charged a former ruling National Resistance Movement party flag bearer contestant for Lwengo, Eddie Ssansa, with assault and malicious damage to property of a Daily Monitor journalist Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya. Ssansa denied the charges before Grade 1 Magistrate of Masaka Chief Magistrates Court, Nabukeera Aisha. He

City tycoon testifies against journalists in a defamation case

Kampala, 1st /December/2015; Hearing of a case in which four journalists were charged with criminal defamation commenced today 1st December 2015 at Chief Magistrate Court at Buganda Road with one of the complainants Ephraim Ntaganda testifying. City tycoon, Ephraim Ntaganda, told court presided over by the Chief Magistrate, Nabakooza Flavia Kalungi, that on 18th May

Education official assaults journalist, admits damaging her camera

Mpigi, 30th /November/2015; Agnes Najjuma, a Vision Group correspondent in Mpigi District was assaulted by Tumwesigye Charles, the Principal of Nsamizi Institute of Social Development while covering a story involving a suspected thief who was being beaten by the students. Tumwesigye also destroyed her camera. Nsamizi Institute is a public institution, located in Mpigi district,

Delta TV journalist shot on the head, admitted in critical condition.

Kampala, 17th /November/2015; A journalist working with a private station, Delta TV, Isaac Kugonza, was on Monday 16th/November/2015 shot by police on the head and rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital in a critical condition. Blood was oozing from his head and spate in the mouth. Another unidentified woman was also reportedly shot in the

Ruling party parliamentary contestant assaults journalist, destroys recording gadget

Masaka, 29th /October/ 2015, a parliamentary seat contestant for the ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag, Eddie Ssansa, on 28th October, 2015 assaulted a Daily Monitor-Masaka based correspondent, Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya for asking him what he termed “embarrassing question.” Ssansa destroyed a cell phone which she was using to record his interview with journalists

Journalist shot at, another arrested by police and assaulted while covering NRM party elections.

Kampala, 29th/October/2015; Enoch Matovu, a correspondent for a local television, NTV, in Mityana District was reportedly shot on the head while covering an incident of vote rigging during the NRM party elections at Bulera police station in Mityana district. He sustained a bullet injury on his head. Matovu told HRNJ-Uganda that he was covering the