Uganda's Media Council has ordered the editor of The Red Pepper, Richard Tusiime, to retract some of its stories or face suspension, according to a report in New Vision.
Tusiime had been asked to desist from publishing stories which the council described as ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œfictitiousÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œpornographicÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â and do not measure up to the journalism standards.
In a notice issued yesterday, the council secretary, Paul Mukasa, said the newspaper had written stories without respecting any journalism principles.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œYou have continued publishing pornography in your daily issue and marketing it in public places.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œYou have misused media freedom through the deliberate publication of lies and fiction,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â the letter read.
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