Alerts(2016) articles

Waligo-Sadat-a-red-pepper-correspondent-who-was-remanded-to-Kakondo-Prison-over-alleged-criminal-libel Photo: Davis Buyondo

Journalist on criminal defamation charges granted bail

Journalist on criminal defamation charges granted bail

Lyantonde, 23rd /June/ 2016; Sadati Waliggo, of Red Pepper newspaper was today morning 23rd /June/ 2016 granted a non cash bail of five hundred thousand Uganda shillings (USD 151) by Lyantonde Grade One Magistrate Muinda Tadeo. His sureties, Paul Sekandi, a journalist with Link FM and Nuruyati Namuleme a business woman were each required to pay two million Uganda

Waligo Sadati standing as a prison warden looks.

Journalist remanded to prison over criminal defamation charges

Lyantonde, 21st /June/ 2016; Waligo Sadati a journalist with Red Pepper, based in Lyantonde District has today 21st /June/ 2016 been remanded over criminal defamation charges. He was remanded to Kakondo prison until Thursday 23rd June, 2016, by Lyantonde Grade One magistrate Muyinda Tadeo. Sadati is accused of defaming the Lyantonde Resident District Commissioner, Sulaiman

DECEASED: Thomas Ssetuba (Facebook photo)

Radio journalist beaten to death by a mob

Kalangala, 16th /June/ 2016; Thomas Ssettuba, the Programmes Manager of Radio Ssese, in Kalangala district was on 14th June, 2016 attacked and beaten by locals over a land dispute and later died of head injuries. The incident happened at Banda village Kagulube parish, Mugoye sub-county in Kalangala district where Ssettuba had gone to collect palm

Court grants permission to serve NRM official in News Papers over assault case.

Masaka, 8th/June/2016; Court at Masaka has granted permission to serve the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party official through News Papers, to respond to a case where he was sued for assaulting a journalist in May 2015. Rogers Mulindwa, the Party Electoral Commission spokesperson was sued in March 2016 by a journalist, Eddie Bindhe of

Human Rights Activists in a press conference held at HRAFP offices to show solidarity.

Human Rights Organisation offices raided, guard killed,Civil Society Organizations demand for government action.

Kampala, 23rd /May/2016; Civil Society Organizations have called upon the Ugandan Government to conduct swift and transparent investigations into the recent wave of office break-ins targeting human rights organizations, which has escalated to killing of the guards on duty. This follows the break-in of the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) offices located in

Government blocks social media as police shoots at, assaults, arrests and detains journalists a day to the president’ swearing in.

Kampala, 13th/May/2016; Government has switched of social media platforms in Uganda ahead of the swearing in of President Yoweri Museveni, after the 18th Feb, 2016 disputed elections, which saw the incumbent,t who has been in power since 1986, win against seven (7) other contenders. This is the second time social media platforms are being switched

Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi (extreme right) Minister Jim Muhwezi (centre) and Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana (left) during a press conference.

Government of Uganda bans live media coverage of opposition activities and threatens to close down media houses and social media platforms

Kampala, 06th/May/2016; In a surprise twist of events, just two days after officiating as chief walker on World Press Freedom Day celebrations, the Minister for Information and National Guidance, Jim Katugugu Muhwezi has banned media coverage of political activities of the opposition ‘defiance campaign’ which is spearheaded by the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag

(L-R)Daily Monitor Lawyer James Nangwala, company Secretary Timothy Ntale, Alex Atuhaire (victim) and HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator Robert Ssempala outside the CIID headquarters/ Photo: Alex Sagala

HRNJ-Uganda Alert; Police quiz associate Daily Monitor Editor over a news story on Western Uganda Killings

Kampala, 05th/May/2016; The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CIID) on May 4th 2016, interrogated Daily Monitor’s Associate Editor, Alex Atuhaire for about three hours over a news story published in the daily paper on April 5, about the mass killings in the Rwenzori sub-region, in Western Uganda. This was after the Defence Minister, Dr. Crispus Kiyonga reported