Among cases reported to Human Rights Commission at Gulu Rrgioal Office was physical assaults on Journalists, intimidation and confiscation of gadgets, while some radio stations were actually switched off by the state actors and other key radio programs faced a long-term Suspension of Open Broadcasting.
The support team which is also expected to be created at chapels and small Christian communities is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that Christians adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs.
“Sadly, the investigation Committee of the Board of Directors of Radio Wa found out that you were involved in the disgraceful act. Therefore, the Board of Directors has decided to relieve you from serving Radio Wa as a Luo news anchor,” reads the July 10th termination letter. The letter indicates that Obwona would receive full payment for the month of July.
Nyanga, whose media carrier dates back to 2004 when he joined radio Unity as a drama group coordinator. He went on to become a presenter and talk show host. Richard Ekotu, the Station Manager Voice of Lango FM described the deceased’s death as a tragedy and big loss to the fraternity.
The committee headed by the Lira RDC, Milton Odongo accused the radio stations for disseminating false information which has since caused incitement of the residents against Asian traders in Lira town.
According to Atubo, Museveni developed hatred for political parties when he miserably lost the 1980 elections. Adding that soon after capturing power in 1986, Museveni banned all political party activities, which explains how much he hated political parties.
Richard Ekotu, the Manager Voice of Lango FM, says neither Aliga nor any of his staff was arrested. Veteran journalist and Chairperson Lango United Journalist Association, Hudson Apunyu asks police to concentrate on criminals instead of arresting journalists who are following up on government programs.
Journalists in Lira have initiated a fundraising drive to collect 8 million shillings to bail out their colleague, Augustine Okello, who has been in prison over charges of treason since his arrest last year.
Over 50 media practitioners today stormed Lira Central Police station demanding to know the whereabouts of Augustine Okello alias Rouks, a presenter with Rhino FM who disappeared last week. Okello was last seen on Wednesday last week at Hotel Grand Pacific with senior security operatives.