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Police officer assaults journalist while covering a land wrangle

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

Police release Vision Group journalist on bond.

Kamuli, 22nd/April/2020; Police in Kamuli released Gwebayanga Tom, a Vision Group Correspondent in Buyende district on 22nd April 2020 after spending a night in a police cell at Kamuli Central Police Station, with charges of spreading harmful propaganda under case file no. CRB 436/2020. He is to report back on 1st May 2020. When Gwebayanga

HRNJ-UGANDA STATEMENT ON THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS AND BANNING OF PRESS CONFERENCES.

Since the outbreak of the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) in different countries of the world and subsequently Uganda, several measures have been undertaken to contain its spread and therefore minimize the extent of the scourge. We should all observe the health guidelines as put in place. The journalists/ Media have played a very important part in trying

James Odongo Akia (2nd left) with relatives after court had granted him bail

Vision Group journalist James Odongo Akia granted bail by the High Court in Soroti

Soroti, 13th/March/2020; The High Court in Soroti presided over by His Lordship Wilson Musene Musalu has on the 13th March, granted bail bond to Vision Group Journalist and sub-Editor attached to Etop Newspaper James Odongo Akia. The Journalist was granted a cash bail of UGX 200,000/- and his sureties a non-cash bail of UGX 1,000,000/-. James

Vision Group Editor remanded over Defamation Charges

Kumi, 10th/March/2020; The Magistrates Court in Kumi presided over by Her Worship Lamunu Peace has on 10th Tuesday, remanded Vision Group Journalist and sub-Editor James Odongo Akia attached to Etop Newspaper to Kumi Government Prison on charges of Cyber harassment, computer misuse and defamation. James was arrested on Thursday 5th March 2020 and briefly taken to

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