Radio station suspends Journalists for hosting Dr. Kizza Besigye
Three journalists have been suspended for hosting the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader, Dr. Kizza Besigye on Baba FM radio without permission from the radio management.
The radio was switched off about 15 minutes into the one hour long talk-show in which Besigye was to discuss his political campaign in Busoga, reportedly on the orders of the station management.
Baba FM belongs to the Member of Parliament for Jinja West constituency, Moses Grace Balyeku who doubles as the ruling NRM party chairperson for Jinja district.
Besigye had been hosted along with other Members of Parliament including Dr. Francis Epatait, Geoffrey Ekanya, Barbara Nekesa and Hon. Ssesaga. Besigye is on a country wide campaign to stand for the country’s presidency on his party ticket. Besigye is tussling it out with the FDC President, Gen. Mugisha Muntu.
The suspended journalists include Anyole Innocent who hosted the said program; he was the Programme Manager at the station.
Others are Isabirye Aga David the Station’s News Editor who sources say is accused of being an opposition sympathizer, and Alton Kasolo –a morning show presenter who they accused of posting on his Facebook wall a pro-opposition