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NTV correspondent Enock Matovu assaulted by UPDF officers

NTV correspondent Enock Matovu assaulted by UPDF officers

Officers from the Uganda People’s Defense Forces assaulted Enock Matovu, an NTV correspondent in Mityana District on 22nd April 2021. Matovu who was returning from a clinic where he had taken his daughter for treatment was intercepted by army officers as he approached Busimbe located in Mityana District at about 9:15 pm. The officers did

Military Police beat-up journalists covering NUP’s Kyagulanyi while delivering Petition to UNOHCR over Human Rights Violations

Kampala 18th February 2021; About 10 journalists are nursing injuries after they were assaulted by the military police personnel who were hell-bent on stopping them from covering the delivery of a petition against growing heinous human rights abuses by the Uganda Government to the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner for Human

Police close two radios in Jinja arrests journalists over election results

Jinja, 22nd / January/2020; Busoga One FM Radio based in Jinja remains closed since 14th January 2021 when it was closed down by police over alleged incitement to violence when they broadcasted provisional results for the presidential and parliamentary elections. Busoga One FM Station Manager Mr. Anyole Innocent told HRNJ-Uganda that on 14th Jan, 2021,

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

Press Statement: For immediate release

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is dismayed and deeply concerned with the heightened narrowing space for the media in Uganda. On 10th December 2020, the Media Council of Uganda issued a directive requiring journalists to register as provided for under Section 27 of the Press and Journalists Act. The section is to the effect

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

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