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Police Chief Kale Kayihura must stop blaming the media for the Pforce’ brutality

Police Chief Kale Kayihura must stop blaming the media for the Pforce’ brutality

Press Statement: Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) with great concern condemn in the strongest terms, the ever growing tendency of the police leadership imposing unfounded accusations against the media whenever the force is reported about being engaged in unprofessional conduct in the course of its work. On 12th July 2016, police men, army and

L-R HRNJ-Uganda Legal officer Kenneth Ntende, HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator Robert Ssempala and Francis Tumwekwasize (HRNJ-Uganda Board Treasurer) at the press conference. PHOTO: Magambo Emmanuel


Press Statement:  On 10th April 2016, the premises of HRNJ-Uganda were broken into by unknown assailants. The break in started at about 4:00am, when a youthful lady approached the security guard on duty and requested him to open to which he complied. Upon querying her, he then offered her a seat just by the guard’s

L-R HRNJ-Uganda Board chairman Julius Esegu, Commissioner media crimes Kuteesa, Freedom House chief of party Donald Kature, HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator Robert Ssempala and OSIEA country director Richard Mugisha displaying a launched copy of the Press Freedom Index report 2015 at Imperial Royale Hotel

Press Freedom Index Report 2015 ‘political coverage criminalized’

Uganda continues to congregate laws that undermine the enjoyment of media freedom and freedom of expression. Its media legal regime is restrictive in spite of her constitutional guarantees to freedom of the press and being a state party and signatory to international treaties and conventions. The State authority responsible for electronic media and telecommunications regulations,


Human Rights Network for Journalists–Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is a network of human rights journalists in Uganda working towards enhancing the promotion, protection and respect of human rights through defending and building the capacities of journalists. It was registered in 2006 amidst glaring abuses targeting the media and deteriorating human rights situation in the country. HRNJ-U monitors

Daily monitor under in 2013 under siege over publication of a controversial letter

Ruling party should desist from targeting critical and independent reporting of the political campaigns in the run upto the general elections

Press Release Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is distressed by the complaint lodged before the statutory Media Council, by the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party against the Daily Monitor publication over a news story attributed to the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye alleging that the NRM government

Media Under Persecution during Campaign Period

Press statement: Kampala, 20th, Jan, 2016; The government should not abdicate its responsibility of ensuring free flow of information, ideas and opinions during this period of elections by turning a blind eye as journalists are harassed, intimidated and physically attacked by police and politicians together with their supporters. Some contestants have been denied to air