Tag Archives: Freedom of Expression

HRNJ-Uganda alert, journalist detained over minister story

HRNJ-Uganda alert, journalist detained over minister story

Kampala, 19th/May/2015; A Red Pepper journalist, Alex Bukhumune was arrested and detained on 19th of May 2015 for investigating a story involving the State Minister for Energy, Ronald James Du’janga. He was later released at about 7:00pm on charges of threatening violence. Bukhumune was first arrested on 15th/May/2015 by Kabalagala police officers and charged with

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Internal Affairs Minister orders for investigations into violations against journalists by armed forces.

Kampala, 15th/February/2015; The Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima has ordered for investigations into cases of violations of media freedom and journalists rights, and release the reports to the public in order to end impunity. He also called for continuous dialogue between the media and key government institutions and departments. This was during a

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Human Rights activist mobbed up, assaulted in the presence of police

Fort-Portal, 29thJanuary 2015; Gerald Kankya, an activist working with the Twerwaneho Listeners Club (TLC), a community based governance organization in Fort-Portal, Western Uganda, was allegedly attacked, assaulted and battered by about 30 club wielding men along Lugard Road in Fort Portal town on the afternoon of 23rd January 2015.   Kankya, a European Union Human

HRNJ Uganda, Journalists protest police brutality, slap media blackout.

Kampala, 13th January 2015; Cruelty against journalists recurred when police officers attached to Jinja Road Police Station intercepted and pepper-sprayed journalists who were peacefully walking to Police Headquarters at Naguru, a City suburb to petition the Inspector General of Police against the violent attacks on journalists by police officers. Through their umbrella body, Human Rights

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist asks Court to dismiss defamation charges against him.

Kampala 16 /Dec./2014; Court at City Hall in Kampala has resumed hearing of a case in which a former Daily Monitor Journalist, Timothy Kalyegira Nyakahuuma is charged with defaming the President of the Republic of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Through his lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi, Kelyegira prayed to court that criminal defamation charges brought against him

HRNJ-Uganda alert, journalist sentenced to jail over criminal trespass at Parliament

Kampala, 13th/December/2014; A City Hall Court in Kampala has sentenced a freelance journalist, William Ntege aka Buganda Kyumakyayesu to two months in prison on charges of criminal trespass and being a common nuisance at the Parliament of Uganda. Ntege had gone to Parliament to petition the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga over police brutality on journalists and