Kampala, 7th/Feb/2011; The offices of the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda have been broken into by unknown people and vandalized of equipments used in the daily activities of the organization.
The offices are located at Kivebulya road, at Mengo, in Rubaga division, Kampala district in the central part of the country.
“We have since established that a computer, two printers, a DVD player and an office chair are some of the lost properties in the 7th/Feb/2011 night break-in.” Said the organization Board Chairperson Robert Ssempala.
The break-in was first noticed by a resident who alerted the HRNJ-Uganda administration.
“I was alerted by a night phone call on Saturday 8th/Feb/2011 by one of our neighbors after seeing that the door rock had been broken. I rushed to the offices the next day and found out that our equipments had been stolen”. Said Liz Nalubega the HRNJ-Uganda office administrator.
HRNJ-Uganda is a journalists’ organization in Uganda that advocates for their rights through advocacy, monitoring and documentation and offer litigation, among others.
“It is not yet clear whether this was an ordinary break into or a politically motivated one” Observed Ssempala.
This comes just two months since HRNJ-Uganda lost a laptop in a break into the programmes coordinator’ house at night. In the same incident two mobile phones were stolen.
HRNJ-Uganda has reported the matter to police at Lubaga which has embarked on investigating the case.
For More Information Contact;
Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda)
Kivebulaya Road – Mengo Kampala Opp. St. Marcelino Pre. School
P.O.BOX. 71314 Clock Tower Kampala
Tel: +256-414-272934 / +256-414-667627