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Court grants bail to two online journalists after three weeks on remand.

Court grants bail to two online journalists after three weeks on remand.

Kampala, 17th/June/2021; Court at Buganda Road has this afternoon granted cash bail to two online journalists, Pidson Kareire and Darious Magara of the Drone Media and the East African watch.net respectively. The journalists were remanded to Kitalya Prison on 27th May 2021 on charges of criminal libel contrary to section 179 of the Penal Code

Court remands two Online journalists for three weeks

Kampala, 27th/May/2021; Court at Buganda Road has this afternoon 27th May 2021 remanded two journalists to wit Pidson Kareire and Darious Magara of the Drone Media and the East African Watch respectively to Kitalya Prison on charges of criminal libel contrary to section 179 of the Penal Code Act. The journalists who were appearing before

Court adjourns case against four Radio Simba journalists

Kampala, 10th/ May/2021; Court at Buganda Road has today 10th May 2021 adjourned a case in which four Radio Simba journalists popularly known a ‘Bizonto’(local comedians) are charged with Promoting Sectarianism contrary to section 41 of the Penal Code Act to 10th June 2021. Prosecution led by Patricia Chingtho told the court that investigations into

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

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