CCTV journalist arrested over state house pigs



Ugandan CCTV reporter Abubaker Muwonge arrested for filming an incident during which piglets were dropped near State House, Nakasero.

China Central Television (formerly “Beijing Television”), commonly abbreviated as CCTV, is the predominant state television broadcaster in People’s Republic of China.

The dropping and picking of the pigs by police was recorded on camera and a video later uploaded by NBS TV.

Muwonge was rushed to Central Police Station in Kampala over the story.

He is an award winning professional video journalist, videographer and video producer.

Muwonge, according to his available profile, has over eight years of experience including working in tricky areas like Bentiu South Sudan.

“I have produced and shot videos on their behalf for international NGOs and multinational companies like Novartis foundation,” his professional profile says.

Muwonge also works with Feature Story News at Daily Monitor.

Video by NBS TV

At the start of February, British Broadcasting Corporation journalists were arrested at Abim Hospital in Abim district.

According to David Ependu, the Abim District Police Commander, Kelvin Brown and Catherine Byaruhanga were picked up for acting unprofessionally and being unapologetic for their conduct.

He couldn’t explain which charges they have preferred against Brown and Byaruhanga, their fixer Sam Lawino and the driver who were detained at Abim Police station.

They were later released and an apology issued to them reportedly on orders of the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura.

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