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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

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

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.

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

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