MPs Speak on the Reopening of Media Houses
A Section of MPs has come out to condemn the act by government to set tough conditions at the reopening of Daily Monitor and two other sister radio stations.
Yesterday government ordered police to vacate Monitor Publications premises after 10 days of closure in search of Gen David Sejusa’s letter which daily Monitor published.
Addressing a news conference at Parliament Rwemiyanga County MP Theodora Sekikubo, Buyaga county West MP Barnabas Tinkasiimire and Busongora North William Nzoghu said that they are saddened by the draconian conditions set by government which are intended to dictate on what the media houses cover.
The MPs say the conditions are step by government to cramp on the media freedom.
Among the condition set by Government to reopen Daily Monitor includes not publishing or airing stories that can generate tensions, regular interface with the Government of Uganda, to publish or air stories which are properly sourced, verified and factual among others.