Ban on Monitor lifted
30 May 2013, 16:13
Kampala - After a 10-day blockade, Uganda's government ordered police Thursday to allow journalists back into the main independent newspaper following widespread criticism, but another paper remains shut.
According to Daily Nation, the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper newspapers on May 20 had reported arguments among army generals over whether the president's son is to succeed him, which led to a search for confidential leaked documents they had quoted.
Internal Affairs Minister Hilary Onek told reporters, speaking alongside police chief Kale Kayihura that, Monitor officials have agreed to "tighten their internal editorial" processes, including ensuring stories "that impact especially on national security are subjected to the most rigorous scrutiny and verification process before they run.
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