Alerts(2016) articles

Hearing of criminal defamation case continues, as Parliamentary reporters academic suit commences.

Hearing of criminal defamation case continues, as Parliamentary reporters academic suit commences.

Kampala, 28th /April /2016; Further hearing of a criminal defamation case in which four journalists; Ronald Nahebwa, Benon Tugumisirize, Madina Nalwanga and Patrick Tumwesige are accused of defaming city tycoons Ephraim Ntaganda and Drake Lubega continued on 28th /April/2016 with the second prosecution witness Serugo Denis Richard adducing evidence. During cross examination by four lawyers, Serugo told

HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator Robert Ssempala and Margaret Ssentamu of UMWA at Parliament Photo: Kabubi of Media Africa

Journalists, Human Rights activists petition Parliament to discipline minister over journalist assault

Parliament, 30th/March/2016; Over one hundred and fifty (150) journalists, civil society organization and members of the general public have petitioned Parliament to discipline the Minister Without Portfolio and Katikamu North Member of Parliament, Eng. Abraham Byandala for alleged assault of a Vision Group journalist, Judith Naluggwa. The group led by the Executive Director of Uganda

Journalist Judith Naluggwa at court

Government minister punches female TV journalist, dragged to police

Kampala, 24th/ March/2016; Eng. Abraham Byandala, a member of Parliament for Katikamu North Constituency and currently a Minister without Portfolio in the Ugandan government is under fire for assaulting a government-owned Bukedde Television journalist, Judith Naluggwa. He punched her on the stomach as she covered a corruption related story at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala.

Detective Corporal Mandela Henry on witness stand during court hearing in Masaka Photo: Eddie Bindhe

Police Officer shows court journalist’s gadgets damaged by ruling party politician.

Masaka, 11th March 2016; A Magistrates Court in Masaka has on March 11, continued hearing of a criminal case against a ruling party politician, Eddie Ssansa, with a police officer testifying and producing a damaged smart phone which the Daily Monitor newspaper journalist Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya was using to record news when she was reportedly

Uganda Police: Web photo

Seven journalists attacked as police and army looks on.

Entebbe, 7th/ March/2016; Rowdy supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporters on March 04th, 2016 attacked seven journalists, destroyed their gadgets and deleted recorded material from the cameras. The journalists were covering elections for special interest groups at Entebbe in Wakiso district at the Mayor’s Gardens. The victim journalists included, Ssebalamu Kigongo of

Bahati Remmy (yellow browse) being held by police officer in Kasaganti Photo: NTV

Female journalist covering opposition leader arrested by police.

Kasangati, 1st March 2016; Remmy Bahati a journalist with NBS Television was arrested on March 1st 2016 by the Uganda Police Force as she relayed live events that were unfolding at the road leading to the home of opposition politician and former presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye, who is under house arrest at his home

Isaac Kasamani (red shirt) being pepper sprayed by a police officer in civilian clothes at Besigye's home Photo: AP

Media clamp down as police arrest six journalists in Kasangati and two others in Kampala.

Kasangati, 1st March 2016; Uganda Police has on Monday February 29th 2016, arrested a total of eight (8) journalists; six at Kasangati on allegations of inciting violence and two others outside State House at Nakasero for alleged criminal trespass. The arrest happened as Dr. Besigye was anticipated to leave his home to attend an FDC

A police officer blocks a journalist during the arrest of Kizza Besigye Photo: AFP

Police arrests six journalists covering opposition politician incarceration at his home.

Kasangati, 28th February 2016; Six journalists were on Saturday 27th February 2016 arrested by Ugandan police, for covering the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)’ Rtd Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye. They were bundled into a police van, driven away and later released without charge. Police cited security in the area as the reason for their arrest.