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The Daily Monitor is Uganda's leading independent daily newspaper Its name is shared by the Saturday Monitor and Sunday Monitor, which are also published by Monitor Publications Limited Daily Monitor averaged a daily circulation of 24,230 newspapers in September 2011 By July 2016, that figure had dropped to 18,191 copies daily


  • 1 Location
  • 2 Overview
  • 3 2013 police raid
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


The headquarters of the Daily Monitor and the Daily Monitor Publications, as well as the printing press of the newspaper are located at 29-35, 8th Street Namuwongo Road in the Industrial Area of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city The coordinates of the company and newspaper's headquarters are: 0°18'530"N, 32°36'010"E Latitude:0314712; Longitude:32600267


The newspaper was established in 1992, as The Monitor, and relaunched as the Daily Monitor in June 2005 The paper asserts that its private ownership guarantees the independence of its editors and journalists

The newspaper headquarters are housed in he same building that houses the other investments owned by Monitor Publications Limited, including 1 Daily Monitor Newspaper 2 Monitor Business Directory 3 Ennyanda Sports Newspaper in Luganda 4 904 Dembe FM Radio Station in Luganda and Engish 5 933 KFM Radio Station 6 Daily Monitor E-paper 7 The Monitor E-paper App and 8 Daily Monitor social media channels; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, & Youtube

Monitor Publications Limited and all its subsidiaries listed above are owned by Nation Media Group, a media conglomerate, based in Nairobi, Kenya and whose shares are listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange and are crosslisted on the Uganda Securities Exchange, the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, and the Rwanda Stock Exchange

2013 police raid

The premises of the Daily Monitor were raided by Uganda police on 20 May 2013 This happened soon after the paper had published a letter allegedly written by army General David Sejusa, threatening that those opposing Muhoozi Kainerugaba for the presidency risked their lives Kainerugaba is son of the long-standing president Yoweri Museveni The same letter was also published by another Ugandan newspaper, Red Pepper, whose offices were also raided

The police siege ended on 30 May 2013, and the newspaper and its radio stations 904 Dembe FM and 933 KFM Uganda, which had been switched off during the siege, were reopened

See also

  • List of newspapers in Uganda
  • Media in Uganda


  1. ^ a b Moses Kaketo 30 June 2016 "NMG Closes 3 Radio Stations And One Television Station in Kenya and Rwanda, To Merge Operations in Uganda" Kampala: Newsug Retrieved 30 October 2016 
  2. ^ a b Bloomberg 17 March 2000 "The Monitor Publications Limited: Company Overview" New York City: Bloomberg Research Retrieved 31 October 2016 
  3. ^ Karatsi, Roselynn 21 September 2011 "New Vision is highest read paper - ABC" New Vision Kampala Retrieved 31 October 2016 
  4. ^ Kaketo, Moses July 2016 "Is The New Vision Group Crumbling" Kampala: Newsug Retrieved 31 October 2016 
  5. ^ a b Monitor Reporter 15 August 2012 "Monitor takes over Dembe FM" Daily Monitor Kampala Retrieved 31 October 2016 
  6. ^ Google 31 October 2016 "Location of the Head Office of the Daily Monitor" Map Google Maps Google Retrieved 31 October 2016 
  7. ^ a b Daily Monitor 31 October 2016 "About Us: About Daily Monitor & Monitor Publications Limited" Kampala: Daily Monitor Online Retrieved 31 October 2016 
  8. ^ Juma, Victor 21 February 2011 "NMG set to list on Dar stock exchange" Daily Monitor Kampala Retrieved 31 October 2016 
  9. ^ BBC Reporter 20 May 2013 "Uganda's Daily Monitor raided over Museveni 'plot'" London: British Broadcasting Corporation BBC Retrieved 31 October 2016 
  10. ^ BBC 30 May 2013 "Uganda's Daily Monitor reopens after police closure" London: British Broadcasting Corporation BBC Retrieved 31 October 2016 

External links

Official website

  • Economics portal
  • Journalism portal
  • Panama portal
  • Politics portal

Coordinates: 00°18′53″N 32°36′01″E / 031472°N 3260028°E / 031472; 3260028

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