Alerts(2016) articles

Joram Mwesigye extreme left standing in the dock during the court session. Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police officer denies assaulting a journalist, describe the charges as false

Police officer denies assaulting a journalist, describe the charges as false

Kampala, 08th/Dec/2016, The former Old Kampala Division Police Commander (DPC), Joram Mwesigye has on 07/Dec/2016, started his defence in a case of assault of a journalist and malicious damage to property. He denied the charges preferred against him, describing them as false and accusing the State of turning against him. During his unsworn testimony which

Joy Doreen Biira is received by relatives following her release from Kasese police station, in Western Uganda. :Photo: Courtesy

Journalist charged with abeting terrorism for taking photographs of soldiers

Kasese, 29th/November/2016; Joy Doreen Bbira, a Ugandan journalist working with KTN Television in Kenya, was on the evening of 28th Nov,2016 charged with ‘Abeting terrorism’ after being detained at police for about 24 hours in Kasese in South Western Uganda. On conviction, ultimate sentence for such a crime is death. She together with four family

Joram Mwesigye the police officer accused of assaulting a journalist inside the court room Photo Credit: Francis Tumwekwasize

Court orders police officer to defend himself over assaulting a TV journalist

Kampala, 18th/November/2016; Buganda Road Court has on 18th November 2016, ordered the former Old Kampala District Police Commander, Joram Mwesigye to defend himself against charges of assaulting a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) TV journalist Andrew Lwanga. The Presiding Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu ruled that she perused the evidence of  the six (6) prosecution witnesses

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Court grants last adjournment in a police case against journalist

Kampala, 18th/Nov/2016; The Chief Magistrates Court at Mengo on 18th/11/2016 adjourned the case against Makumbi Joseph, a journalist working with the Vision Group. The matter had come up for further hearing; however the State Attorney told Court that she had no witnesses. Makumbi, through his Lawyers Ntende Kenneth from HRNJ-Uganda and Kirabira Tonny from the

Eddie Ssansa standing in the dock during the court judgment Photo credit:Eddie Bindhe

Prominent Ruling Party Member convicted of assaulting a female journalist

Masaka, 12th/ November/2016; A Magistrate’ Court at Masaka on Friday 11 November convicted a prominent businessman and ruling party politician from Lwengo district, Eddie Ssansa Luwaga for assaulting a Daily Monitor journalist, Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya and maliciously damaging her work tools. A Grade I Magistrate, Aisha Nabukeera delivered the judgment to a fully packed courtroom,

Uganda Police officer Photo credit: web

Police summons journalist over allegations of criminal defamation

Kibuli, 10th /November/2016; Uganda police at Kibuli CID head quarters on 11th /November/2016 summoned a journalist Mabonga Darlington Kitts over allegations of Criminal defamation. The journalist ran a story, implicating a pastor, one Inawale Job Olusegun for fathering a child outside his marriage. Nadunga Robinah the mother of the child dragged the pastor to court

Outside the offices of the Observer Photo credit Emmanuel Magambo

Ugandan Newspaper broken into, robbed of computers

Kampala, 17th/Oct/2016; Unknown assailants broke into the premises of the Observer Newspaper at Plot 1Tagore Crescent, Kamwokya in Kampala and made away with vital equipment and information. The security guard on duty was missing, while his gun was recovered at the premises. The Bi-weekly’ publication Managing Director, James Tumusiime told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda

Extreme right is Fred Mukasa Kiku who was interrogated over a radio talk show he hosted standing outside CIID Police headquarters with Robert Ssempala(center) and Pearl FM News editor. Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police interrogates two journalists

Kibuli, 15th/September/2016; Two journalists have been interrogated by the Crime Investigations and Intelligence Department of the Uganda police over their work. Benon Tugumisiirize, formerly of Red Pepper newspaper was arrested on 14th September 2016 as he left Buganda Road Magistrates court where he had gone to attend his trial on criminal defamation. Earlier on, Fred