Alerts(2020) articles

High Court quashes Media Council of Uganda’s directive to register journalists

High Court quashes Media Council of Uganda’s directive to register journalists

Kampala, 19th/January/2021; The High Court of Uganda at Kampala quashed the directives of the Media Council of Uganda to have all journalists accredited to be allowed to cover the 2021 elections and other State events. This was after the Editors’ Guild of Uganda and Centre for Public Interest Law dragged the Media Council of Uganda

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda and 2others file case against Attorney General over Media Council registration of Journalists

Kampala, 5th January 2021: Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda, East African Media Institute and Centre for Public Interest Law have Monday 5th January 2021, filed an application in the Constitutional Court seeking a temporary injunction restraining the Media Council of Uganda from enforcing its guidelines of accrediting journalists to cover the 2021 elections and other

NBS TV journalist wins case against Attorney General and police officers

Kampala, 1st /January/2021; Twaha Mukiibi, an NBS TV journalist was awarded forty million shillings (40m) in a suit filed in March 2018 against the Attorney General of Uganda, police officers-Peter Austin Ocen, Ali Kakooza and Kalange Yakut. Twaha was represented by Walyemera Daniel of Walyemera & Co. Advocates contracted by Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda

Journalists covering presidential candidate Kyagulanyi brutally attacked by security forces

Lira 12th/12/ 2020: Police in Lira assaulted six journalists who were covering a standoff between the National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert, and police that lasted for close to eight hours. Kyagulanyi was blocked from Ngeta road in Lira district as he was heading to Alebtong district to hold a campaign rally.

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

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