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Police assault journalists, damage camera

Police assault journalists, damage camera

Moroto, 12th/Jan/2016; A high profile police commander in Moroto District, Goerge Obia, on January 10th, 2016 roughed up four journalists, damaging a video camera and confiscating three others amidst threats to shoot them if they did not heed his orders. The journalists, Galiwango Ronald of NTV, Kenneth Oryema of New Vision, Arnest Kyazze from Bukedde

Delta TV journalist shot on the head, admitted in critical condition.

Kampala, 17th /November/2015; A journalist working with a private station, Delta TV, Isaac Kugonza, was on Monday 16th/November/2015 shot by police on the head and rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital in a critical condition. Blood was oozing from his head and spate in the mouth. Another unidentified woman was also reportedly shot in the

A Police officer arrested for assaulting a journalist.

Kampala,27th July, 2015;   Edward Tibamwenda, a police officer attached to Lungujja police station was on 24th July 2015 arrested  for allegedly assaulting a Vision Group Correspondent Frederick Kiwanuka  based in Luweero District. The Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station (DPC)  Ochamuringa Emmanuel told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda that Tibamwenda was arrested on

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist acquitted of ‘obstruction’ charges

Kampala, 22nd June 2015; Mulindwa Mukasa, a journalist with the Associated Press, has on 22nd June been acquitted by the Magistrates Court of obstructing the former District Police Commander, Wandegeya Police station, Julius Ceaser Tusingwire while executing his duties. In her ruling, the Senior Principal Magistrate at the Law Development Centre Court, Jolly Nkore Shwanda

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist assaulted by suspects in the presence of police.

Entebbe, 15th /June/2015; Sulaiman  Mutebi, a journalist working with the Vision Group was on 15th June 2015 assaulted by two suspected land fraudsters at Kisubi police station in Entebbe, Wakiso District in full presence of police officers. Mutebi told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda that he was assaulted by some suspected land fraudsters who had