Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda)
Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is a network of human rights journalists in Uganda working towards enhancing the promotion, protection and respect of human rights through defending and building the capacities of journalists, to effectively exercise their constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms for collective campaigning through the media.
HRNJ-Uganda was established in 2005 by a group of human rights journalists who had developed a sense of activism and was formally registered as an independent media group, non-profit and non-partisan organisation in 2006. The identity of HRNJ-Uganda lies with its diverse membership of over 200 human rights journalists from both print and electronic media and freelance investigative journalists and students.
HRNJ – Uganda research, monitor and document attacks and threats aimed at journalists, as well as abuses of press freedom in Uganda. They offer legal support to journalists who are in need of these services because of their work, to provide medical and psycho-social support to media practitioners injured in the course of their duty.
Through training and educating journalists on various thematic issues, HRNJ enhances their competence and capacities on human rights and good governance.