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1,400 HOUSEHOLDS TO GET FREE SOLAR TABLETS

KAMPALA: November 30, 2021 – Uganda Communications Commission is distributing solar powered tablets to selected households across the country as part of a proof of concept pilot project on the contribution of ICTs in the eradication of household poverty. Undertaken by the Uganda Communications Universal Services Access Fund (UCUSAF), the project is targeting up to 1,400 underserved households in eight sub-countries across Uganda’s four regions. … Continue reading 1,400 HOUSEHOLDS TO GET FREE SOLAR TABLETS

CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH NEXT MEDIA’S KIN KARIISA

4th NOVEMBER 2021 Kin is the Chief Executive Officer of Next Media Services, the holding company for NBS TV, Nile Post, Sanyuka TV, Next radio, Salam TV, Next Communication and Next Productions and a host of other companies as well as the sitting Board Chair of the National Association of Broadcasters and Soliton Telmec a leading telecommunication technology company in East Africa. Here Kin spares … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH NEXT MEDIA’S KIN KARIISA

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

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 MULTICHOICE UGANDA’S HASSAN SALEH

21st SEPTEMBER 2021 Hassan is the Managing Director of MultiChoice Uganda and a commercial leader with an appetite for change leadership. Before this, he has had over 20 years of work experience in different capacities across Africa in the Telecommunications and Fast Moving Consumer Goods industries. Here Hassan spares a moment to answer some consumer questions… What is DSTV/Multichoice doing to encourage the growth and … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH MULTICHOICE UGANDA’S HASSAN SALEH