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Journalists covering presidential candidate Kyagulanyi brutally attacked by security forces

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

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

Journalists marching to Naguru police headquarters to petition the Inspector General of Police Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police teargas, arrests journalists delivering petition to police boss over brutality

Kampala 4th November 2019; Police in Kampala arrested a number of journalists who were delivering a petition to the Inspector General of Police on 4th November 2019. The journalists were protesting the continued violation of their rights by the Uganda Police Force. Some of the journalists arrested include among others, Moses Mulondo the leader of

Honorable Odonga Otto :Courtesy photo

Member of Parliament assaults journalist while covering a football match

Gulu, 18th June 2019; Okot Geoffrey, a journalist working with Choice FM in Gulu district Northern Uganda was allegedly assaulted on 16th June 2019 by Honorable Odonga Otto, Member of Parliament for Aruu County. Okot together with his fellow journalists were set to cover a football match between Acholi Province and West Nile Province organized

Twelve Ugandan journalists receive Death Threats because of their work

Masaka, 05th/Nov/2018; The Ugandan media fraternity woke upto shocking news of death threats to twelve journalists operating within the Southern Buganda region. This was after a letter containing names of twelve (12) different journalists was discovered at the South Buganda Journalists Association (SOBUJA) offices in Masaka warning to shoot or poison the said journalists. According

Joshua Mujunga lying on a sick bed Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Army on the spot again over beating a journalist covering protests resulting from arrest of MPs

Kampala, 31st August, 2018; Another journalist has suffered brutality at the hands of the army in what looks like a targeted attack against journalists covering protests related to the arrests and detention of opposition Members of Parliament who participated in the recent Arua Municipality by-elections. Today there were protests in Kamwokya against the decision by

HRNJ-Uganda Executive Director Robert Ssempala reading a statement at the press conference held at Hotel Triangle Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE CONTINUOUS UNABATED THREATS AGAINST JOURNALISTS

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) condemns the unabated attack on journalists covering the political campaigns for the Arua Municipality Parliamentary by-elections. On 13th Aug, 2018, NTV journalists Herbert Zziwa and Ronald Muwanga were arrested while on duty and detained at Arua police, their gadgets were confiscated. They were driven miles away to Gulu the

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