Monday, June 7, 2010

Masaka based journalist attacked

By HRNJ-Uganda News Team

Kampala 07th/June/2010; unidentified people attacked Central Broadcasting Service (CBSfm) reporter Dick Ssenyondo based in Masaka, Southern region on his way home and sustained serious injuries.

Despite CBS being off air following the government clack down on private radio stations last September, staffs continue to suffer direct attacks and harassments from both government and individuals. Since its closure, Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) has documented three CBSfm staffs who have been subjected to different violations namely; James Mukiibi Sserunjogi who was shot at by Presidential Guard Brigade, Moses Kasibante who was arrested and tortured by Kalangala Action Plan and Dick Ssenyondo.

CBS fm owned by Buganda Kingdom one of the largest kingdoms in Uganda was switched plus other three private owned radios but it has remained closed.

Ssenyondo explained that he was confronted by four unidentified plain-clothed men while at Kijjabwemi village, a Masaka town suburb on his way home at 8pm who hammered him up. “Rescuers identified me on way who lashed me to the hospital” Ssenyondo said.

A case was opened at Masaka police station under case reference number Msk/SD/25/25/5/2010.

For More Information Contact;

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda)
Plot 16 Clement Hill Road – Nakasero
P.O.Box 71314 Clock Tower Kampala
Tel: +256-414-667627 / +256-701-810079

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