Police Fail to Pin Journalist on Sedition

By Ronnie Layoo
Police in Gulu have failed to produce evidence implicating a radio journalist arrested for alleged sedition.
Police last week arrested a radio journalist Payira Bonny of Jal Fresh FM and charged him with sedition.
Payira a talk show is alleged to have insulted the president during his programme.
Moses Odokonyero the Chairman Northern Uganda Media Club blamed the police for detaining the journalist on a charge that nolonger exists in the law books.
Odokonyero says that the police should understand the law and how the media operate laws for a harmonious relationship with the press.
Ms. Rose Atim Coordinator Uganda Human Rights Commission Northern while addressing journalist during a training at northern Uganda Media Club revealed that they are under taking an early warning and response project for the upcoming 2016 general elections.
She says that human rights organization have a mandate to protect and promote human rights and the project is intended to have a violence free electoral process.
She says that the commission is going to monitor the election process before during and after with emphasis on hot spots that have potential of erupting in to violent scenes,
She cited some of the hot spots as Appa, Gotmoo and Gulu Municipality .
African Center for Media Excellence is currently training journalists in northern Uganda on election coverage.

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