Alerts(2016) articles

Isaac Kasamani (checked shirt) being helped by fellow journalists after being pepper sprayed :Photo URN

AFP journalist pepper sprayed by police for covering the arrest of former opposition presidential contestant.

AFP journalist pepper sprayed by police for covering the arrest of former opposition presidential contestant.

Kasangati, 22nd\February\2016; A photo journalist Isaac Kasamani of AFP, an international news agency was today 22nd February 2016 pepper sprayed by police while taking pictures of police arresting former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Presidential Candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye from his residence in Wakiso District. Another journalist, Abubaker Lubowa survived narrowly, while other journalists were

Police storm Lira radio arrest editor and six guests during a talk show.

Lira, 15th / February/2016; Police in Lira District Northern Uganda arrested and detained the News Editor of Radio North FM, Richard Mungu Jakican and six politicians on 13th February 2016 during a radio talk show accusing them of defacing President Museveni’s posters. All are still in police custody. Police led by Acting Regional Police Commander

Journalists pin former ruling party parliamentary candidate in court over assault.

Masaka, 10th/February/2016; Two journalists Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya and Gertrude Mutyaba Lilian both Daily Monitor correspondents in Masaka District have on 10th February 2016, testified against a former contender for the ruling party parliamentary seat for Lwengo, Eddie Ssansa in an assault and malicious damage to property criminal case. Shamim told court, presided over by Grade

WEB PHOTO: Catherine Byaruhanga BBC news correspondent in Uganda

BBC journalists arrested and interrogated for filming Abim hospital

Abim, 08th February 2016, Catherine Byaruhanga, a BBC news correspondent in Uganda was on February 06th, 2016 arrested by the police in Abim district for allegedly filming Abim hospital without permission of the district security agents, and wanting to report ‘bad news all the time with bad intentions”. She was arrested together with her cameraman,

Assaulted journalist’s exhibited video camera still missing as case drags.

Kampala, 4th/ February/2016; Hearing of a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) television journalist, Andrew Lwanga’ assault case has taken a new twist with the emergency of ‘new things’ on the case file which needed court’s attention in chambers. Prosecution led by Jonathan Muwaganya prayed for an adjournment in light of the new discoveries. “We have discovered

Presidential guards mob up journalist covering scuffle of party members with police

Sembabule, 03rd/February/2016; A Radio Simba journalist, Margaret Kayondo was on February 1st, 2016, mobbed up by four army officers of the Special Forces Command at the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Presidential Candidate, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni rally. The journalist’s tools of work were confiscated and material deleted. Kayondo was covering a scuffle between NRM supporters and

City tycoon ‘fails’ to pin journalists in a criminal  defamation case.

Kampala, 27th/January/2016; Hearing of a criminal defamation case in which four journalists Ronald Nahebwa, Benon Tugumisirize, Madina Nalwanga are accused of  defaming city tycoons continued on  27th /January/2016 with one of the  prosecution witnesses Ephraim Ntaganda revealing that he never complained to police about the journalists. Ntaganda who was cross-examined by four lawyers, told court that

Police arrest four journalists and a musician who was protesting the unauthorized use of his song by a telecommunication company.

Kampala, 19th/January/2016: Four journalists and a local artist were on 18th Jan/2016, arrested and detained at Jinja Road police in Kampala for over seven hours. Eddie Muhumuza of Hub for Investigative Media (HIM), Kenson Bugembe and Mohamed Safe from Uganda Media Center, were arrested for taking pictures of, Kaweesa Richard as he demanded payment of