FINDINGS IN RELATION TO INVESTIGATED CONTENT

A review of the recordings and the responses from the respective broadcasters revealed the following summary of findings against the respective broadcasters. FINDINGS ON THE SPECIFIC BREACHES Broadcaster Bukedde TV Allegation(s) It was reported that the manner in which Bukedde TV presented its news, specifically Agataliiko mu ttuntu, Agabutikiidde and Agataliiko nfuufu on 29th April 2019 was sensational, alarmist was partial to specific politicians, and … Continue reading FINDINGS IN RELATION TO INVESTIGATED CONTENT

INVESTIGATION REPORT ON ALLEGED BREACH OF THE MINIMUM BROADCASTING STANDARDS- Specific recommendations

With regards to the thirteen (13) broadcasters that were specifically investigated, it is recommended as follows: APPROACH TO THE INVESTIGATIONS FINDINGS IN RELATION TO INVESTIGATED CONTENT  Findings on compliance with other relevant laws, license terms and conditions. Requirements under the Press and Journalist Act Cap 105 CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS DOWNLOAD REPORT Continue reading INVESTIGATION REPORT ON ALLEGED BREACH OF THE MINIMUM BROADCASTING STANDARDS- Specific recommendations

INVESTIGATION REPORT ON ALLEGED BREACH OF THE MINIMUM BROADCASTING STANDARDS-Approach to Investivation

APPROACH TO THE INVESTIGATIONS To achieve the above objectives, the investigation team undertook the following activities: Analysed the complaints raised and reports received. Obtained recordings of all the news programmes, current affairs shows and live broadcasts that were aired by the respective broadcasters on the 29th of April 2019. Reviewed the provisions of the law including the Uganda Communications Act 2013, specifically schedule 4 on … Continue reading INVESTIGATION REPORT ON ALLEGED BREACH OF THE MINIMUM BROADCASTING STANDARDS-Approach to Investivation

INVESTIGATION REPORT ON ALLEGED BREACH OF THE MINIMUM BROADCASTING STANDARDS – Nature of Complaint

INTRODUCTION On the 29th of April 2019, the Uganda Communications Commission (“the Commission”) received complaints from security agencies reporting that a section of broadcasters in Uganda were broadcasting content that was contrary to the Minimum Broadcasting Standards as provided in Section 31 and schedule 4 of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013. Following the complaints, the Commission, in the exercise of its mandate under sections 5(1)( … Continue reading INVESTIGATION REPORT ON ALLEGED BREACH OF THE MINIMUM BROADCASTING STANDARDS – Nature of Complaint

BRIEF ON THE 2019 NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS (NCC 2019)

INTRODUCTION The Uganda Communications Commission established a National Conference on Communications (NCC) in October 2010, aimed at strengthening communications research particularly of locally relevant solutions through discipline-specific conference series in communications. The objectives of NCC are; To provide a national forum for presentation of outputs of peer reviewed research into solutions for local challenges and proposals to improve ICTs in Uganda; To provide a platform … Continue reading BRIEF ON THE 2019 NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS (NCC 2019)

UCC WINS AWARD, RELEASES INVESTIGATION REPORT

Participation in a worthy cause is always good but making your participation count is even better. That is precisely what Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) did when her participation in the just ended Uganda International Trade Fair reaped the Best Regulatory Exhibitor Award 2019. The communications regulator had pitched camp at Lugoogo to, primarily, raise awareness about its mandate and, more specifically, to sensitise the public … Continue reading UCC WINS AWARD, RELEASES INVESTIGATION REPORT

DELIVERING DEVELOPMENT, PROGRESS ON WORLD POST DAY

On 9th October 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) was born in Switzerland. Today, as Uganda marks its 57th independence anniversary, the UPU, an organ of the United Nations, turns 145 years old. The World Post Day, which is celebrated on the day UPU was established, and coincides with Uganda’s Independence Day, is a celebration of the positive role played by postal services in the … Continue reading DELIVERING DEVELOPMENT, PROGRESS ON WORLD POST DAY

INVESTIGATION REPORT ON 13 BROADCASTERS RELEASED

An investigation into the alleged breach of minimum broadcasting standards by 13 broadcasters has found a number of them culpable and recommended a range of actions, including asking them to show cause why Uganda Communications Commission shouldn’t revoke their licenses.  NTV, NBS, BBS, Bukedde TV and Radio Sapientia must all show cause why the regulator shouldn’t revoke their licenses, while Salt TV, Capital FM, CBS … Continue reading INVESTIGATION REPORT ON 13 BROADCASTERS RELEASED

Eng Godfrey Mutabazi - UCC Executive Director and Chief Host

African ICT Regulators converge in Uganda to deliberate on key issues in Telecommunications Standardisation.

Uganda is privileged to host an international preparatory meeting for the forthcoming World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly (WTSA), one of the structures of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), in Entebbe from Monday, 7th to 11th October 2019. Stakeholders in various roles within the telecommunications industry across Africa and the world, will be converging in Uganda this week to formulate an African position regarding global telecommunication’s standards. Based … Continue reading African ICT Regulators converge in Uganda to deliberate on key issues in Telecommunications Standardisation.

Uganda Hosts African Telecommunications Standards Meeting

PRESS RELEASE Kampala, October 6, 2019 – Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is set to host Africa’s second regional preparatory meeting for the forthcoming World Telecommunications Standards Assembly (WTSA-20) from 7-11th October 2019 at the Imperial Golf View Hotel in Entebbe. WTSA is one of the structures of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a specialised United Nations agency responsible for Information and Communication Technology related matters. … Continue reading Uganda Hosts African Telecommunications Standards Meeting