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Public Editor of Uganda’s Daily Monitor Newspaper Acknowledges Errors in Entebbe Airport Coverage

Factually incorrect story published by the Daily Monitor newspaper about China's loans to Uganda for the Entebbe airport.

Uganda’s Daily Monitor newspaper has for the first time acknowledged some wrongdoing in a November report that sowed panic about China seizing Entebbe International Airport. Odoobo C. Bichachi, the Nation Media Group’s Uganda Public Editor, admitted in an op-ed on Friday that the article was misleading. Yet, he mostly blames foreign agency copy for the mistake.

This is somewhat disingenuous because the global controversy was actually kicked off by an erroneous Daily Monitor article, which remains up on their site (photo). The original article was picked up internationally, including in a misinformation-riddled Trevor Noah insert, which now has 4 million views on YouTube.

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