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Uganda - Court finds provincial radio reporter guilty of criminal defamation

Reporters without borders
He is facing a possible two-year jail term at tomorrow's sentencing After three years of proceedings marked by many irregularities, a court in the southern district of Kalangala has found journalist Ronald Ssembuusi guilty of criminal defamation for mentioning an allegation linking former Kalangala district chairman Daniel Kikoola to the theft of solar panels. The case has revived Reporters Without Borders' concern about media freedom in Uganda. Ssembuusi is facing the possibility of two (...)

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