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Honorable Odonga Otto :Courtesy photo

Member of Parliament assaults journalist while covering a football match

Member of Parliament assaults journalist while covering a football match

Gulu, 18th June 2019; Okot Geoffrey, a journalist working with Choice FM in Gulu district Northern Uganda was allegedly assaulted on 16th June 2019 by Honorable Odonga Otto, Member of Parliament for Aruu County. Okot together with his fellow journalists were set to cover a football match between Acholi Province and West Nile Province organized

On the left is Lira Mayor Mike Ogwang Olwa Photo Credit: New Vision

Lira Mayor Assaults Unity FM Journalist

Lira, 21st January, 2019; Bismack Olang a journalist with Unity FM radio based in Lira was on Friday 18th January 2019 assaulted by Lira Mayor Mike Ogwang Olwa Veve as he had gone to cover a meeting between the councilors and the Mayor pertaining revenue collection from the Boda Boda (motorcyclists). “On reaching the Municipal Council Chambers,

Joshua Mujunga lying on a sick bed Photo credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Army on the spot again over beating a journalist covering protests resulting from arrest of MPs

Kampala, 31st August, 2018; Another journalist has suffered brutality at the hands of the army in what looks like a targeted attack against journalists covering protests related to the arrests and detention of opposition Members of Parliament who participated in the recent Arua Municipality by-elections. Today there were protests in Kamwokya against the decision by

Journalist files assault case against police officer

Kampala, July 20th, 2018. Ronald Kasasa, a journalist working with Vision Group filed an assault case at Jinja Road Police Station where he accuses a police officer of allegedly assaulting him. Ronald was accompanied by the Vision Group lawyer Tony Raymond Kirabira, HRNJ-Uganda Executive Director Robert Ssempala, Programme Officer Nandudu Diana. The case is registered

Kabale District Local Council 5 Chairperson, Mr. Keihwa Patrick Besigye

Kabale District Chairman assaults journalist over an embezzlement story

Kabaale, 26th June, 2018; The Kabale District Local Council 5 Chairperson, Mr. Keihwa Patrick Besigye is on the spot for allegedly slapping a Voice of Kigezi radio journalist, Mr. Arinitwe Emmanuel on the 25th day of June, 2018 at the Voice of Kigezi offices in Kabale town. Arinitwe told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda, that

Joram Mwesigye extreme left standing in the dock during the court session. Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police officer denies assaulting a journalist, describe the charges as false

Kampala, 08th/Dec/2016, The former Old Kampala Division Police Commander (DPC), Joram Mwesigye has on 07/Dec/2016, started his defence in a case of assault of a journalist and malicious damage to property. He denied the charges preferred against him, describing them as false and accusing the State of turning against him. During his unsworn testimony which

A police officer in plain clothes pepper spraying a AFP journalist Kasamani has he covered Kizza Besigye's arrest in Kasangati

Journalists storm Police station forcing officer who assaulted them to apologise publicly.

Kampala, 29th June 2016; Two journalists, Abubaker Lubowa of the Daily Monitor and Mutebi Robert of Salt Media were on the morning of 29th June, 2016 assaulted by police officers at Spear Motors in Kampala while covering the arrest of Ingrid Turinawe, the secretary for mobilization of the opposition party, Forum for Democratic Change and

Medical practitioner testifies in journalist’s assault case.

Medical practitioner testifies in journalist’s assault case. Masaka, 24th June 2016; A medical officer from Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, Dr. Kasozi Charles, has today 24th June, 2016 testified in a case in which Eddie Ssansa the former National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary contestant for Lwengo District assaulted a journalist. Ssansa, was dragged in court for