HOW TO AVOID UNSOLICITED MESSAGES

The growth in the use of telemarketing has been accompanied by an enormous increase in the amount of unsolicited commercial text messages or what is now popularly referred to as “unsolicited messages”. Unsolicited messaging can be defined “as the practice of the indiscriminate distribution of messages without the permission of the receiver and without consideration for the message’s appropriateness”. Unsolicited messages can be used to … Continue reading HOW TO AVOID UNSOLICITED MESSAGES

UCC Weekly update 22nd July – 2nd August 2019

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) participated in a dialogue organised by the Centre for Public Interest Law discussing the “closing space for civil society and the Media in Uganda”. The Commission emphasised the need and duty mandated by law to promote and safeguard the interest of consumers and operators of communications services as a delicate balance.   The Commission under the Rural Communications Development … Continue reading UCC Weekly update 22nd July – 2nd August 2019

THE UGANDA FILM FESTIVAL – STRUCTURE

INTRODUCTION The Uganda Communications Commission will hold the 7th edition of Uganda Film Festival from 25th to 29th November 2019. The festival will entail various activities, which include; film exhibition market, film screenings, workshops and forums, organised within the festival week. “The Uganda Film Festival” initiative was established in 2013 to promote the local film industry both locally and internationally, and to bring all the … Continue reading THE UGANDA FILM FESTIVAL – STRUCTURE

THE UGANDA FILM FESTIVAL 2019

The Uganda Communications Commission will hold the 7th edition of Uganda Film Festival from 25th to 29th November 2019. The festival will entail various activities, which include; film exhibition market, film screenings, workshops and forums, organised within the festival week. “The Uganda Film Festival” initiative was established in 2013 to promote the local film industry both locally and internationally, and to bring all the industry … Continue reading THE UGANDA FILM FESTIVAL 2019

NON-COMPLIANT FILM BUSINESSES GIVEN 2 MONTHS TO AVOID WHIP

KAMPALA-Concerned government institutions have come together to enforce legal obligations and standards in the film industry, giving those involved two months to clean up their act or face the music. At a joint sensitization workshop held at Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) offices on 01 August 2019, the Media Council, Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), UCC, Uganda Police and the Pornographic Control Committee (PCC) wowed to … Continue reading NON-COMPLIANT FILM BUSINESSES GIVEN 2 MONTHS TO AVOID WHIP

IT specialist jailed for threatening IGG

KAMPALA-On 22 September 2018, an email was sent to the Inspector General of Government (IGG) Public Relations office from one Mwebe Enock Bakaki through the Inspectorate’s web portal (website). “If I get a gun, I will kill that stupid Musoga woman Mulyagonja for making my family to suffer when she terminated my employment at the Inspectorate of Government.” On Monday, that message landed 38-year old … Continue reading IT specialist jailed for threatening IGG

PASTOR IN PRISON OVER ILLEGAL RADIO STATION

KAMPALA – For allegedly operating an illegal radio station, a Kampala-based pastor has been remanded to Luzira Prison till Friday, 02 August 2019, by Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court. Apostle Bosio Eddie of Ntinda, 42, is charged with two counts of installing and operating radio broadcasting apparatus without license, and broadcasting without license, contrary to the Uganda Communications Act 2013. Alongside others still at large, … Continue reading PASTOR IN PRISON OVER ILLEGAL RADIO STATION

Komakech champions ICT rights for PWDs

MBALE– Only 27 years old and blind, Denis Komakech’s computer knowledge is admirable. Not surprisingly, Komakech has gained fame as an activist for ICTs, targeting persons with special needs. An employee of Oysters & Pearls, an educational programme that supports blind students in science, technology, engineering and maths, Komakech has been training persons with special needs, empowering them to take advantage of ICTs. He is … Continue reading Komakech champions ICT rights for PWDs

UCC DELIVERS RELIABLE INTERNET TO 100 MORE SCHOOLS

More students from rural areas can now access reliable Internet services thanks to the intervention of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), through the Rural Communication Development Fund (RCDF). This follows the Northern Uganda regional launch of the second phase of the school connectivity project under which academic institutions are supported with reliable internet services to improve the quality of education in rural schools. Addressing a gathering … Continue reading UCC DELIVERS RELIABLE INTERNET TO 100 MORE SCHOOLS