Uganda Clamps Down on Media Over Alleged Museveni Plot

Human Rights Watch has condemned police raid of the Daily Monitor newspaper and radio station over an article published alleging the succession plot of President Yoweri Museveni's son to power.

Daily Monitor staff locked in and not allowed to leave by the police.

  • Uganda:  Statement On Closure of Monitor Operations By Police (press release)

    The Monitor, 20 May 2013

    The management of Monitor Publications Ltd strongly condemns the closure by Uganda Police today of its newspaper, The Monitor, and its Radio Stations, KFM and Dembe FM. About 50 ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Monitor Says Paper, Radio Closure Is 'Gross Disregard' of the Law

    The Observer, 20 May 2013

    The Daily Monitor described today's police raid and closure of its operations, including the newspaper and its radio stations, KFM and Dembe FM, as a "gross disregard of Ugandan ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Security Raids Daily Monitor, Red Pepper

    The Observer, 20 May 2013

    Security personnel are continuing to search the premises of Daily Monitor and Red Pepper. Red Pepper staff say the security men appear determined to prevent the newspaper coming ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Police Violated Law - Monitor MD

    New Vision, 21 May 2013

    The Monitor Publications Ltd. managing director, Alex Asimwe on Monday expressed shock over the way the Police sealed off their premises to conduct a search for documents allegedly ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Govt Not Interfering With Press Freedom - Okurut

    New Vision, 21 May 2013

    The Minister of Information and National Guidance, Mary Karooro Okurut, has said the Government is not interfering with press freedom. read more »

  • Uganda:  Police Raid Daily Monitor Offices

    The Independent, 20 May 2013

    Police this morning besieged the Monitor Publications Limited offices located in Namuwongo - a Kampala suburb reportedly in search the controversial letter written by the ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Police Search Monitor, Red Pepper

    New Vision, 20 May 2013

    The Police has this morning surrounded and are searching the premises of newspapers The Daily Monitor in Namuwongo and The Redpepper offices at Namanve. read more »

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