COMPLIANCE WITH THE MINIMUM BROADCASTING STANDARDS

The Uganda Communications Commission warns and reminds all Broadcasters of the need to comply with Section 31 and Schedule 4 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013, that requires all broadcasters to comply with the Minimum Broadcasting Standards.

2 thoughts on “COMPLIANCE WITH THE MINIMUM BROADCASTING STANDARDS

  1. I agree with UCC’s mandate, its required. But can some one tell me what’s wrong with for example broadcasting Police brutality live on tv for people to know, Unless you want to tell me that UCC also partisan. Whenever such and related disturbing news is broadcasted, UCC feels un easy and takes it personal. Am not a journalist but I know that news doesn’t necessarily make every one happy. The bottom line is that it should be its accuracy that is queried.

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    1. Politics aside, the Commission has no problem with broadcasting news and current affairs like Police brutality for information. However, there is are boundaries. Such broadcast should not carry extremist and anarchic messages and incitement of violence for political purposes. Here is a duty for media houses to report responsibly. Even in such circumstances, producers can be balanced, objective, fair in their reporting. Looking beyond personal and political interests, for every bad story, investment leaves the country and sometimes National Security is compromised.

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