URBAN TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘SHORT CIRCUIT’

KAMPALA, 23-10-2021-Uganda Communications Commission has ordered Urban TV to immediately suspend its Short Circuit programme after the station ignored the regulator’s directive to have it rescheduled. The Commission on 18th October 2021 wrote to eleven TV stations directing them to reschedule their adult-themed gossip programmes from evening hours to between 10 pm, and 5 am with effect from Wednesday, 20th October 2021. However, in utter … Continue reading URBAN TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘SHORT CIRCUIT’

SPARK TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘LIVE WIRE’

KAMPALA, 21-10-2021-Uganda Communications Commission has ordered Spark TV to immediately suspend its Live Wire programme after the station appeared to ignore the regulator’s directive to have it rescheduled. The Commission on 18th October 2021 wrote to eleven TV stations directing them to reschedule their adult-themed gossip programmes from evening hours to between 10 pm, and 5 am, with effect from Wednesday this week. However, while … Continue reading SPARK TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘LIVE WIRE’

12 TV GOSSIP SHOWS ORDERED TO AIR PAST 10 PM  

KAMPALA, 20-10-2021-Eleven TV stations have been advised to switch their adult-themed gossip programmes from evening hours to between 10 pm and 5 am with effect from Wednesday this week if they wish to keep them on air. The stations will still have to ensure that their programmes comply with the Minimum Broadcasting Standards, the Ag. Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission said in a … Continue reading 12 TV GOSSIP SHOWS ORDERED TO AIR PAST 10 PM  

CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH TIK TOK’S FORTUNE MGWILI-SIBANDA

13th OCTOBER 2021 Fortune is the Director Public Policy for TikTok (ByteDance) in Africa. Here he spares a moment to answer a few questions from consumers… Where does TikTok store user data, and how can we be sure of its safety? The privacy and security of our users is a top priority for TikTok. We are committed to providing a safe and protected platform for … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH TIK TOK’S FORTUNE MGWILI-SIBANDA

UCC CAUTIONS TV STATIONS ON ABUSIVE CONTENT; And programmes that offend the Minimum Broadcasting Standards

The Uganda Communications Commission has asked producers and presenters of specific programmes on 12 TV stations to comply with minimum broadcasting standards or risk regulatory sanctions. The presenters, producers and station managers on Thursday, 7th October 2021, held a meeting with UCC officials at the head office in Bugolobi to discuss the controversial programmes that have been subject to increasing complaints from members of the … Continue reading UCC CAUTIONS TV STATIONS ON ABUSIVE CONTENT; And programmes that offend the Minimum Broadcasting Standards

WORLD POST DAY

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate World Post Day under the theme, “Innovate to Recover.” This auspicious day is celebrated every 9th day of October every year. Uganda is a member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a United Nations (UN) body responsible for overseeing postal services among UN member states. Established in 1874, UPU is the … Continue reading WORLD POST DAY

CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH UGANDA LAW SOCIETY PRESIDENT PHEONA WALL

08th OCTOBER 2021 Pheona is the President of Uganda Law Society (ULS), an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and subordinate courts thereto. She currently serves as Senior Manager Legal Services at National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC). Here Pheona spares a moment to answer a few questions from consumers… Except for sector-specific laws, there is no cross-cutting consumer protection regime; what is the … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH UGANDA LAW SOCIETY PRESIDENT PHEONA WALL

COMPLAINT ABOUT THE PROGRAM “FULL BLAST” ON BUKEDDE TV 2

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) received a complaint about the content and nature of programming aired by Bukedde TV 2. The Complainants allege that the Program “FULL BLAST,” aired on 30th September 2021, contained abusive and demeaning language. In addition, the producer or presenter of the program did not provide professional control or guidance to the guests during the program, which resulted in a … Continue reading COMPLAINT ABOUT THE PROGRAM “FULL BLAST” ON BUKEDDE TV 2

CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH LYCAMOBILE VINAYA CHOUDARY ALAPATI

1st OCTOBER 2021 Vinaya Choudary Alapati is the CEO/Director of Tangerine Limited trading as Lycamobile in Uganda, a business leader with more than 20 years of experience in the IT/Telecom sector. Here Vinaya spares a moment to answer some consumer questions… There are concerns about transparency, cost, and data consumption rates; what is Lycamobile doing to address this? LycaMobile provides online user account access so … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH LYCAMOBILE VINAYA CHOUDARY ALAPATI

LOCAL FILM PROJECTS GET SHS 500M BOOST

KAMPALA, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 – Four promising local film projects that might otherwise have remained on paper now stand a good chance of coming to life, thanks to Government financial support to the tune of Shs 503 million. The filmmakers were all smiles as they received cheques from the Acting Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission, Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, at the UCC head office in … Continue reading LOCAL FILM PROJECTS GET SHS 500M BOOST