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 “fictitious” “pornographic” 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.

“You have continued publishing pornography in your daily issue and marketing it in public places.
“You have misused media freedom through the deliberate publication of lies and fiction,” the letter read.

Click here to read the ful report, posted on New Vision's website.