Tag Archives: MEDIA FREEDOM

HRNJ-Uganda alert, 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 … Continue reading

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Journalists charged with criminal defamation released from prison after six days.

Kampala, 20th/August/2015; Two Red Pepper journalists were on 19th August released almost a week later since they were remanded to Luzira after failing to pay a cash bail of 2 million Uganda shillings (USD571) each. Nahabwe Ronald and Tugumisiirize Benon … Continue reading

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HRNJ-Uganda Alert, Journalists charged with criminal defamation, remanded to prison for declining to testify against their source.

Kampala, 18th /August/2015; Four journalists were on 13th August, this year charged with criminal defamation at the Buganda Road court in Kampala. The four -two from a daily tabloid the Red Pepper and two others from the New Vision all … Continue reading

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