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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

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,

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

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

Vision Group journalist arrested as NBS TV crew is attacked by hooligans on a presidential campaign

13th November 2020; Plain clothed men arrested Tony Lule, a journalist attached to Bukedde TV on 12th November 2020 at about 6 pm local time at the Vision Group offices in Kampala. It is alleged that Lule attacked the first son, General Muhoozi Kainerugaba on his Facebook account. However, his colleagues say the Facebook page

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