Reporters Without Borders calls for probe into Museveni’s alleged surveillance of Daily Monitor journalists

Issue: Media freedom violation

Date: 13 July 2023

Location: Kampala

No. of people affected: Entire media house

Profession of affected person(s): Journalist

Perpetrator(s): President

What happened

A section of international journalists under their umbrella body, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for an investigation into President Museveni’s recent remarks about the Daily Monitor.

Museveni who has for a long time negatively depicted the Nation Media Group paper (Daily Monitor) said his government had planted spies who inform him about everything that is going on in their operations. “There is a paper called Monitor, it’s full of foreign agents. We are analyzing them, I have sent people to monitor them, and now we know whom they are working for,” the president said while delivering his State of Security address on Thursday (13/July/2023).

SOURCE: Daparrot 

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