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Court grants last adjournment in a police case against journalist

Court grants last adjournment in a police case against journalist

Kampala, 18th/Nov/2016; The Chief Magistrates Court at Mengo on 18th/11/2016 adjourned the case against Makumbi Joseph, a journalist working with the Vision Group. The matter had come up for further hearing; however the State Attorney told Court that she had no witnesses. Makumbi, through his Lawyers Ntende Kenneth from HRNJ-Uganda and Kirabira Tonny from the

Court session: standing in the dock are the suspects charged with assaulting journalists in entebbe Photo: Emmanuel Magambo

Chaos as ruling party mobilizers are remanded to prison for assaulting journalists

Entebbe, 9th August 2016; Chaos broke out at Entebbe Magistrates Court on 8th August 2016 when five ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party mobilizers accused of assaulting and damaging journalists’ gadgets were remanded to Kigo prison. The five NRM mobilizers, Lule Wamala Richard, Tibamanya Robert, Mubiru Arnold, Wasswa Hassan and Kuteesa Joshua appeared before Entebbe

Journalists pin former ruling party parliamentary candidate in court over assault.

Masaka, 10th/February/2016; Two journalists Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya and Gertrude Mutyaba Lilian both Daily Monitor correspondents in Masaka District have on 10th February 2016, testified against a former contender for the ruling party parliamentary seat for Lwengo, Eddie Ssansa in an assault and malicious damage to property criminal case. Shamim told court, presided over by Grade

Video camera ‘exhibit’ goes missing as Investigating police Officer testifies in a Journalist’s assault case.

Kampala, 14th January 2016; A police officer –Detective Assistant Superintendent of police Angenyo Moureen, who investigated an assault and malicious damage to property case of a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) Television journalist, Andrew Lwanga has on 14th January 2016, testified against the former Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station Joram Mwesigye who is

Ruling party former Parliamentary contestant charged with assault and malicious damage to property of a journalist

Masaka, 17th /December/2015; Court in Masaka, on 14th /December/2015 charged a former ruling National Resistance Movement party flag bearer contestant for Lwengo, Eddie Ssansa, with assault and malicious damage to property of a Daily Monitor journalist Shamim Jjingo Nakawooya. Ssansa denied the charges before Grade 1 Magistrate of Masaka Chief Magistrates Court, Nabukeera Aisha. He

Journalists facing Defamation ask Court to dismiss charge sheet

Kampala, 23rd /October/2015; Four Ugandan journalists have asked Court at Buganda Road to strike out a charge sheet in which they were allegedly joined improperly as parties to a criminal defamation case. This was in a case in which the prosecution, led by Peter Mugisha, alleges that Ronald Nahabwe and Benon Tugumisirize of the Red

Medical practitioner testifies in journalist’s assault case.

Kampala, 15th September 2015; further hearing of a case in which a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) Journalist, Andrew Lwanga was allegedly assaulted by Joram Mwesigye, the former Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station continued today at the Chief Magistrates Court of Buganda Road., with the medical doctor Nuwamanya Emmanuel giving his evidence. In

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Court nullifies Speaker’ dismissal of journalists from Parliament

Kampala, 04th / July / 2015; High Court in Kampala, on 03rd July 2015, nullified the Speaker’s dismissal of journalists Sulaiman Kakaire and David Tash Lumu from covering news in Parliament over a story titled ‘How Kadaga, Oulanyah fought over petition’ published in a local bi-weekly newspaper The Observer, on the 21st January 2013 edition