MBALE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS GET FILM TRAINING

Students of the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) have been equipped with film making and related skills following a week-long training programme sponsored by the Uganda Communications Commission. The training, which targeted the university’s students of Mass Communication, was conducted by technical persons from two organisations, United in Film, and Real Impact Foundation. Seeking to interest students in film early in their career journeys, the … Continue reading MBALE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS GET FILM TRAINING

WEEKLY REVIEW; 19th – 30th August 2019

The 2nd edition of Uganda Golf Club Ladies Open at Kitante on 24th August was as colourful as anticipated. One of the sponsors of the annual event for the second year running, UCC was represented by the Director of Corporate Affairs Mr. Fred Otunnu, who was also chief guest. Mr. Otunnu said UCC was proud to be associated with the Ladies Section of Uganda Golf … Continue reading WEEKLY REVIEW; 19th – 30th August 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

FOR A DATA COLLECTION FACILITATOR FOR THE NATIONAL INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) GENDER SURVEY FOR UGANDA As attention to the issue of the global digital divide has increased, so too has focus on the theme of the growing digital gender divide. The observed digital inequalities in digital access and use frequently mirror inequalities found offline. Women are lagging in reaping digital dividends just as … Continue reading CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

TOUR OPERATORS PETITION UCC ON NEGATIVE MEDIA

The Association of Uganda Tour Operators has petitioned Uganda Communications Commission to closely monitor information flow so as to limit negative publicity about Uganda, which they said hampers not just their business but the economy. The association, whose acronym is AUTO, represents more than 200 members, who operate tour companies engaged in attracting tourists for safari and other attractions in the country. “When something negative … Continue reading TOUR OPERATORS PETITION UCC ON NEGATIVE MEDIA

DON’T BE CONNED!

It has come to the attention of the Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) that some unscrupulous individuals are purporting to offer a variety of services to unsuspecting members of the public on behalf of the Commission. The services these suspected conmen claim to offer include SIM card registration and attending to mobile money-related matters, among others. Kindly take note that the Commission doesn’t offer those … Continue reading DON’T BE CONNED!

UGANDAN ACTORS OFF TO GHANA FOR MOVIE AWARDS

After winning people’s choice award at Uganda Film Festival last year, 94 Terror has not gone unnoticed in other parts of the world. The cast of the movie, which depicts the 1994 Rwanda genocide, is in Ghana for the 5th edition of the Golden Movie Awards, where 94 Terror has been nominated in an impressive 18 categories. The Golden Movie awards gala is set for … Continue reading UGANDAN ACTORS OFF TO GHANA FOR MOVIE AWARDS

Media companies scramble after judge rules they are liable for Facebook comments

International News There is a one-month-old article on The Guardian Website relevant to how other jurisdictions are handling the regulation of Social Media Platforms. This case is particularly interesting in light of the Uganda Communications Commission requirement for Online Data Communicators to seek authorisation by way of registration.    In the article, it is said that major media companies and Facebook are scrambling to come to grips … Continue reading Media companies scramble after judge rules they are liable for Facebook comments

UCC TARGETS TEACHERS TO STIMULATE ICTS IN SCHOOLS

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is spearheading a country-wide ICT capacity building programme through workshops to skill secondary school teachers. Organised by the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) in partnership with Kisubi Associated Writers Agency (KAWA), the workshops aim to deepen the integration of ICTs in teaching and learning. Three such workshops have so far been held in Mbale, Jinja and Gulu, with Moroto lined … Continue reading UCC TARGETS TEACHERS TO STIMULATE ICTS IN SCHOOLS

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2020 – Call for Submissions

Uganda Communications Commission invites entities representing government, private sector, international and regional institutions, civil society, academia and all other stakeholders to submit World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) related projects to the WSIS Prize 2020 contest. The submission form is available at http://www.wsis.org/prizes The WSIS Prizes 2020 is an exceptional international recognition of WSIS Stakeholders as Winners and Champions for their excellence in supporting … Continue reading World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2020 – Call for Submissions

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

ON THE APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO TRANSFER/MERGE LICENSE BY EATON TOWERS UGANDA LIMITED AND ATC UGANDA LIMITED AND APPLICATION FOR GRANT OF A LICENSE BY ATC HESTON BV The Uganda Communication Commission (the Commission) was established under section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013(the Act) as the regulator of the communications sector in Uganda with mandate to among others monitor, inspect, licence, supervise, control, … Continue reading REQUEST FOR COMMENTS