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More witnesses pin Basajjabala on assaulting Journalist

A second witness in the photo journalist Arthur Kintu’s case has taken a stand and pinned Hajji Hassan Basajjabalaba for assault. Ismail Nkonge 35, a journalist with Dembe FM is the second witness after Henry Mukasa senior reporter with the government owned news paper the New Vision who testified against Hajji Basajjabalaba. Nkonge told the […]

Journalist Augustine Okello produced in Court, charged with terrorism

Augustine Okello who has been detained incommunicado  for two and half weeks was today produced before court and remanded to Luzira prison. Although Okello’s name did not appear on the charge sheet but the Buganda road court Grade One magistrate Grace Balintuma went ahead to read out the charge of  terrorism against the journalist. He was not […]

Parliament summons Police and Army over mistreatment of Journalists

 Members of Parliament on the defense and internal Affairs committee have summoned the Army and police over the increasing brutality inflicted on journalists by police officers in the country. The chairperson of the committee Milton Muwuma said that police should appear before the committee on Thursday this week and the Army is needed next week. […]

Human Rights Network for Journalists condemns Okello’s continued detention

Human Rights Body for journalists has condemned the continued illegal detention of a radio journalist saying this is a deliberate move by state organs to curtail media freedoms. The National coordinator of the Human Rights Network for Journalists Geoffrey Ssebalaga says that whereas the group has asked the authorities to produce Augustine Okello in courts […]

Court threatens warrant against tycoon Hassan Basajjabalaba

Buganda road court has threatened to issue a warrant of arrest to city businessman Hassan Basajjabalaba if he fails to turn up in court on the 4th of August to answer charges of assault against him. Grade 1 Magistrate Faith Ecans Palodi has issued the threats following Basajjabalaba’s continued failure to show up in court. Prosecution alleges […]

Uganda security agencies sued over arrested journalist

Three top commanders of security organs have been sued for holding radio Rhino presenter Augustine Okello a.k.a. Rouks incommunicado. Okello disappeared on July 13th in Lira, in northern Uganda after holding meetings with security chiefs in the area including Lira’s district internal security officer (DISO), Steven Eryaku. Eryaku according to sources allegedly phoned Okello and […]

Uganda Journalist patrick Otim produced in court over treason charges

Hearing of treason case against the New Vision journalist Otim Patrick has kicked off this Monday the 25th/July/2011 before  the High Court in Kampala. The order to produce Otim for trial was made on 6th/May/2011 by the Deputy Registrar of the High Court in Charge of Criminal Division Elizabeth Kabanda to Luzira National remand prison authorities […]

Uganda Journalist arrested for recording police meeting

Bukedde television correspondent from Entebbe Kigongo Ssebalamu has been assaulted for covering a village meeting that police was addressing without securing its clearance. Bukedde television is part of the vision group a company with which government owns majority shares. Ssebalamu was arrested on 20th/June/2011 at 5:30pm at a village meeting to which he had been […]

Journalist Timothy Kalyegira released on bail

Timothy Kalyegira, the Managing Editor of one of Uganda Online Magazines ‘ the Uganda Record’ who was remanded to Luzira prison on charges of criminal libel has been released on court bail. A Grade II Magistrate at Kampala City Hall Court, James Wambeya yesterday remanded Kalyegira after reading to him charges of defaming the person of […]

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