Alerts(2020) articles

Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu seated in a police patrol after his arrest

Uganda Radio Network journalist pepper-sprayed by police while covering the arrest of presidential aspirant Honorable Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu

Uganda Radio Network journalist pepper-sprayed by police while covering the arrest of presidential aspirant Honorable Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu

Luuka, 19th /November/2020; Ashraf Kasirye, a freelance journalist with Uganda Radio Network was yesterday 18th November 2020 pepper-sprayed by police while taking pictures of officers arresting the National Unity Platform(NUP) presidential Candidate, Honorable Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine. Kyagulanyi was arrested from Kiyunga playground, Luuka district where he was set to hold his campaign

Vision Group journalist arrested as NBS TV crew is attacked by hooligans on a presidential campaign

13th November 2020; Plain clothed men arrested Tony Lule, a journalist attached to Bukedde TV on 12th November 2020 at about 6 pm local time at the Vision Group offices in Kampala. It is alleged that Lule attacked the first son, General Muhoozi Kainerugaba on his Facebook account. However, his colleagues say the Facebook page

Army arrests journalist while covering the felling of trees from Bugoma Central Forest Reserve

Kikuube, 22nd October 2020; Gad Asaba, a freelance journalist with Kazi-Nzema, an online News Agency was on Thursday afternoon arrested by men clad in the Uganda Peoples Defense Force( UPDF) uniform while covering the felling of trees at Bugoma Forest Reserve in Kikuube district, Mid-Western Uganda. Agaba alongside three other journalists to wit; Andrew Kaahwa

Police officer assaults journalist while covering a land wrangle

Butambala, 3rd September 2020; Joseph Kinobe, a journalist working with Bukedde Television in Mpigi district Central Uganda was allegedly attacked on 2nd September 2020 by the Officer in Charge (OC) Kibibi Police Station, Cyrus Besimbire in Butambala district. Kinobe was in Bunyenye Village, Budde Sub County in Butambala district covering a land wrangle among family

The four arrested comedians in a group photo Courtsey photo

Police have released four comedians after charging them with sectarianism

Kampala, 28th/ July 2020; Police at the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has released four comedians known as Bizonto who work with Radio Simba morning show called Binsangawano, were arrested on 24th The comedians were charged with promoting sectarianism for releasing a video clip on Youtube mentioning Ugandan leaders in key government positions along with the

Police has arrested five Radio Simba journalists over alleged sectarianism

Kampala, 24th July, 2020; Police in Bukoto, Kampala this morning stormed Radio Simba in Bukoto and arrested five of its staff including four presenters and a news reporter over an alleged offense of sectarianism.  The Radio Simba Chief News Editor, Emmanuel Okello told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda that they were treated to shock in

BBS TV journalist Tamale William being arrested by police officers in 2018 Photo Credit: Abubaker Lubowa

Six journalists arrested by police at Makerere University over a foreign students story

Police have arrested six journalists at Makerere University who had been invited to cover a story of foreign students who are still locked down at the university reportedly under deplorable conditions.  The journalists are Sanya Emmanuel Mango, Grace Namubiru, and Godwin Kaiza all of Record TV, Muyingo Joseph of Delta TV, Jaliat Namuwaya of Bukedde