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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

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


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

Moses Bwayo (centre) stands in the dock at the Makindye Magistrate Court. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa

Court in Makindye has charged a journalist, Moses Bwayo, with an Unlawful assembly

Kampala, 05th March 2020: Bwayo, aged 30years, a resident of Upper Kisugu, Makindye Division in Kampala district appeared before Grade 1 Magistrate Jude Okumu Wednesday afternoon and charged with unlawful assembly along with eight others. The prosecution alleges that on the 24th February 2020, at Nsambya Police Barracks in Makindye Division, Kampala district, Bwayo along

Ugandan police harass and detain journalists covering opposition politician Bobi Wine

This story was originally published on the CPJ.ORG website on 14 January 2020. Nairobi, January 14, 2020 — Ugandan police should drop all charges against journalist Willy Tamale and cease harassing reporters for their political coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 6, police in central Uganda’s Wakiso district detained four journalists

Security Operatives Storm FDC office confiscate Journalists’ Gadgets

Kasese, 22nd/November/2019; Security operatives on November 20, 2019, stormed and ransacked the office of opposition political party the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) in Kasese District, South Western Uganda confiscating journalists’ gadgets and taking with them documents from the office. The confiscated items include two smartphones belonging to Eric Mwesigye and his trainee a one