TWO IN LUZIRA OVER SIM CARD REGISTRATION FRAUD

KAMPALA – A photographer and a teenage businesswoman have been separately charged and remanded to Luzira Prison concerning SIM card registration fraud. Joshua Katamba, 26, and Agnes Kirabo, 18, were arrested by detectives attached to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) after a suspected SIM card fraud ring was busted. This follows press reports earlier this month that some unscrupulous persons were selling SIM cards using … Continue reading TWO IN LUZIRA OVER SIM CARD REGISTRATION FRAUD

‘DOCTORS OF IT’ URGED TO SOLVE EVERYDAY PROBLEMS

The Minister of Information and Communications Technology and National Guidance, Frank Tumwebaze, has challenged ICT industry players to solve people’s day-to-day problems through modern and unique innovations. Addressing the 5th National Conference on Communications (NCC) at Makerere University on Thursday as the guest of honour, the minister gave an example of medical doctors, who he said would have no job if humankind stopped falling sick. … Continue reading ‘DOCTORS OF IT’ URGED TO SOLVE EVERYDAY PROBLEMS

“the world was created by design, the universe evolved by chance, and human transformation is by choice” – Godfrey Mutabazi

REMARKS BY THE UCC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT THE 5TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS HELD AT THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND DESIGN ART AND TECHNOLOGY (CEDAT), MAKERERE UNIVERSITY, KAMPALA, 17TH OCTOBER 2019 It is an honour and privilege to speak at the 5th National Conference on Communications (NCC). The idea behind this initiative is to strengthen communications research and inspire inventions and innovations that leverage emerging … Continue reading “the world was created by design, the universe evolved by chance, and human transformation is by choice” – Godfrey Mutabazi

INVESTIGATION REPORT ON ALLEGED BREACH OF THE MINIMUM BROADCASTING STANDARDS -Conclusion and Recommendations

From the foregoing analysis, it is evident that: A. Majority of the broadcasters that were investigated were found to have breached different laws, standards and license terms and conditions. B. Most of the breaches related to a failure by the respective broadcasters and their employees to adhere to the minimum broadcasting standards and the Standards for General Broadcast programming in Uganda. C. The Commission noted … Continue reading INVESTIGATION REPORT ON ALLEGED BREACH OF THE MINIMUM BROADCASTING STANDARDS -Conclusion and Recommendations

Requirements under the Press and Journalist Act Cap 105

It is worth noting that the mandate of the Commission in regulating broadcasters involves the broadcasters’ compliance with other laws. Sections 30, 31, and 32 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013 requires personnel running a licensed broadcast house to be in possession of qualifications required of them by the Media Council under the Press and Journalists Act Cap 105. Section 30 of the Uganda Communications … Continue reading Requirements under the Press and Journalist Act Cap 105

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)