|Owner||Monitor Publications Limited|
|Managing editors||Daniel Kalinaki|
|Staff writers||Political editor Henry Ochieng|
|Circulation||3,298,934 (UAMPS, 2008)|
|Sister newspapers||Saturday Monitor,
The Daily Monitor is Uganda’s leading independent daily newspaper. The "Monitor" name is shared by the Saturday Monitor and Sunday Monitor, which are also published by Monitor Publications Limited. It has an online readership of over 1,000,000. The newspaper was established in 1994 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 Nairobi-based Nation Media Group, owners of the prominent Kenyan daily the Daily Nation, owns 76.7% of shares in Monitor Publications Limited, with the remainder held by five other individual shareholders.
2013 police raid
The premises of Daily Monitor were raided by Uganda Police on May 20, 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 presidency risk their lives. Kainerugaba is son of the long-standing president Yoweri Museveni, who is set to step down in 2016. The same letter was also published by another Ugandan newspaper, Red Pepper, whose offices were also raided.
As of May 25, 2013, the police still occupy offices of Daily Monitor (as well as Red Pepper), preventing the paper from being published, while its radio stations KFM and Dembe FM have been switched off. However the Daily Monitor website is online and updated despite the ongoing raid 
- "About Us". Daily Monitor Online.
- BBC NEWS, May 20, 2013 :Uganda's Daily Monitor raided over Museveni 'plot'
- Daily Monitor, May 25, 2013: Six days later: Daily Monitor premises remain under siege
- Daily Monitor website, May 25
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