Alerts(2016) articles

Journalists from Mukono surrounding a man who is said to have beaten one Madiina Sebayla. Photo: Kalumba Ronald

Journalist assaulted at Court for covering land case

Journalist assaulted at Court for covering land case

Mukono, 2nd /September/2016; Madiinah Ssebyala, of Bukedde Paper was on 31st August 2016 assaulted by one Kasagga Swaibu who further threatened to inflict her with more harm if she continues to cover a land case where he accuses Kenneth Mukiibi of selling to him land and failing to offer the land title. “As I was

Teba Arukol a journalist who was summoned by Police Photo:Facebook

Police ‘summons’ journalist over a Facebook post

Moroto, 1st /September/2016; Police in Moroto District, North Eastern Uganda summoned a freelance journalist, Teba Arukol, over a Facebook post about the Karamajong cultural leaders. The journalist, who reported yesterday morning at Moroto Central Police Station, told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda, the Criminal Intelligence Officer Moroto called ordering him to report to the station.

A rowdy mob on the streets of Kampala in protest of Gen. Kale Kayihura and seven senior police officers were expected to appear before court Photo: Francis Tumwekwasize

Supporters of Inspector General of Police assault a journalist

Kampala, 10th/08/2016; A Bukedde newspaper journalist, Joseph Mutebi was 10th August, 2016 assaulted by  commercial (boda boda ) cyclists  believed to be supporters of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura, while covering them smashing Lawyer Abdallah Kiwanuka’s car. Kiwanuka is representing three complainants in a torture case instituted by private prosecution against

Court session: standing in the dock are the suspects charged with assaulting journalists in entebbe Photo: Emmanuel Magambo

Chaos as ruling party mobilizers are remanded to prison for assaulting journalists

Entebbe, 9th August 2016; Chaos broke out at Entebbe Magistrates Court on 8th August 2016 when five ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party mobilizers accused of assaulting and damaging journalists’ gadgets were remanded to Kigo prison. The five NRM mobilizers, Lule Wamala Richard, Tibamanya Robert, Mubiru Arnold, Wasswa Hassan and Kuteesa Joshua appeared before Entebbe

A police officer pushing a journalist as she tried to cover a protestors during the closure of Daily Monitor in 2013

Police detains two journalists, as three others are assaulted on duty.

Nateete, 25th/July/2016; A Delta Television journalist Jamil Mukiibi was attacked by commercial motorcyclists (Bodaboda) as he covered a scuffle between two rival cyclists’ associations. He sustained several injuries and lost his property in the Sunday afternoon attack at Nateete, a Kampala suburb on 24th July, 2016. A section of commercial cyclists under their umbrella body

HRNJ-Uganda Lawyer Diana Nandudu(extreme right) speaking to Sadati Waligo(red jacket) outside the Magistrates Court in Lyantonde.

Court sets hearing date for Criminal defamation case against journalist

Lyantonde, 21st /July/ 2016; The Magistrates Court in Lyantonde has today, 21st /July 2016, set 28th /July 2016, as a date for hearing the criminal defamation case against Sadati Waligo, a Red Pepper correspondent in Lyantonde District. Sadati is accused of publishing libellous material against the resident District Commissioner of Lyantonde, Sulaiman Tugaragara Matojo Ssalongo.

A police officer in plain clothes pepper spraying a AFP journalist Kasamani has he covered Kizza Besigye's arrest in Kasangati

Journalists storm Police station forcing officer who assaulted them to apologise publicly.

Kampala, 29th June 2016; Two journalists, Abubaker Lubowa of the Daily Monitor and Mutebi Robert of Salt Media were on the morning of 29th June, 2016 assaulted by police officers at Spear Motors in Kampala while covering the arrest of Ingrid Turinawe, the secretary for mobilization of the opposition party, Forum for Democratic Change and

Medical practitioner testifies in journalist’s assault case.

Medical practitioner testifies in journalist’s assault case. Masaka, 24th June 2016; A medical officer from Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, Dr. Kasozi Charles, has today 24th June, 2016 testified in a case in which Eddie Ssansa the former National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary contestant for Lwengo District assaulted a journalist. Ssansa, was dragged in court for