The SACCOs whose certificates were withheld include Hoima West Division Journalists Emyooga SACCO, Kigorobya Constituency Journalists Emyooga SACCO and Hoima West Performing Artists Emyooga SACCO. Each group had applied for 30 million Shillings.
They are among scores of radio presenters and health workers who were placed under both self and institutional quarantine as possible contacts of two Commissioners from the Ministry of Health who reportedly tested positive for the contagion.
Kibirige reportedly dismissed the letter from UPPA, which she described as a lobby group saying her directive to editors to withdraw journalists who have covered the house for over 5 years still stands.
The trial in which a senior police officer is accused of seriously assaulting journalists who were in line of duty recently; kicked off today with one of the assaulted journalists Joseph Ssettimba testifying. In his testimony, Mr Ssettimba, a journalist with Bukedde Television, told Buganda Road Court that the suspended Old Kampala DPC Mr Joram Mwesigye used an electricity cable to assault him.
In the chaos, Dickson Mutebi, a reporter with Bukedde TV based in Bukomansimbi, was stoned by a group of protesters. Mubarak Ssebufu, a reporter with Buddu Media Group who was also at the scene, says the group accused Mutebi of airing reports that claimed Kalibala was engaged in human sacrifice.
Kintu Musoke then a journalist with the African Pilot and Charles Binaisa a Journalist with Uganda Argus started UJA in Accra, Ghana in 1963. They had gone at attend a Pan African Union of Journalists conference that was hosted by the Late President Nkwame Nkrumah.
Four foreign journalists covering the on-going Cecafa Club Championships in El Fasher, Darfur in Sudan were lucky to survive arrest on Saturday afternoon as they took video recording of a market in the city centre. The four are Mike Okinyi, Jackson Njihia, both from Citizen TV in Kenya, Bonnie Mugabe from New Times in Rwanda and Bukeddeâ€™s David Kibanga.
She said some countries have gone ahead to pass legislation prohibiting young people below 18 or 21 years from participating in public assemblies, and restricting the use of the internet and other social media tools which are extensively used by journalists and the youth.