Uganda - Alerts
Augustine Okello, a radio presenter at Rhino FM who has been in prison since July 2011, was granted bail due to his deteriorating health.
Journalists are cautiously optimistic after a series of small courtroom victories over the police, previously viewed as the archenemy.
The government plans to revoke the registrations of 38 NGOs it accuses of promoting homosexuality, effectively banning them from operating in the country.
The inspector general of police is forming a new press unit to act as an ombudsman for complaints by journalists.
His crime was being a journalist whose primary concern was to give people a voice, said HRNJ-Uganda.
Perez Rumanzi was assaulted by inmates of a crowded Ntugamo prison where he had been remanded.
Thembo was shot dead by unidentified individuals who took his bag and video camera.
When Perez Rumanzi demanded to know what crime he had committed, police told him he was "in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Bukedde Television reporter Rebecca Nakame was attacked on the orders of a special police constable.
"Attacks on journalists are on the rise; some have since abandoned taking up assignments which involve reporting news stories about opposition politicians," warned HRNJ-Uganda.
"Police failed to act professionally; they acted like farmers with guns. I can't find any kind words for them today,” Nsubuga told HRNJ-Uganda after being discharged from hospital.
The action against Activists for Change (A4C) was taken ahead of a planned demonstration on 5 April.
"The environment for front line journalists is getting more dangerous by the day at the hands of police," said HRNJ-Uganda.
I can't report to police, after all they are the ones attacking us,” one journalist told HRNJ-Uganda.
The former Kalangala district chairperson accused Ssembuusi of defamation after he reported a story about his alleged involvement in the disappearance of solar panels.
Freelance photographer Edward Echwalu and "Eddoboozi" newspaper photographer Anatoli Luswa were victims of police brutality.
The bi-partisan reversal came as a result of pressure and intense lobbying on the part of the Uganda Parliamentary Press Association.
Journalists asked the Rules and Privileges Committee to allow the media to carry their electronic gadgets along with them into the House to capture MPs’ debates, in order to avoid misquotations and possible defamation - a request that was denied.
"We take the threats seriously and condemn this act in the strongest terms; we implore police to take the matter seriously and take action to restrain Ddamulira," said HRNJ-Uganda.
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Kasamani says he narrowly escaped death when a policeman allegedly shot at him on 24 January as he took a photo of a tear gas canister thrown as police dispersed demonstrators.