Bwino Journalist Dickson Mubiru Arrested

Issue: Media freedom violation

Date: 30 December 2022

Location: Kampala

No. of people affected: One

Profession of affected person(s): Journalist

Perpetrator(s): Police


Police have arrested journalist Dickson Mubiru on alleged charges of “criminal defamation.”  Mubiru runs Grapevine Online, an online news tabloid and Ono ye Bwiino newspaper. The arrest came after Mubiru published sensational articles about a conflict between businessman Hamis Kiggundu and Buganda Kingdom over ownership of Ham Towers in Makerere, Kampala. Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) said in a statement that Mubiru’s arrest “followed the raid of their offices by the police officers on Friday 30 December afternoon.”

Source: ChimpReports

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