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18:26
18:26

Broadcasters Faulted for Failing to Stand up to UCC media freedom 3 1

The matter came up this morning when a team of NAB officials led by Vice chairperson Peter Ssematimba was today appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Human rights to answer to cases of rights violations of Journalists, UCC directives and poor pay for journalists by media houses.
11:47
11:47

Parliament Secures Radio Frequency media independence 2 1

According to Fred Otunnu, the UCC Director Corporate Affairs, Parliament will generate the content that will be hosted on the UBC red channel. He says the channel will be completely dedicated to Parliament and there will not be any interference.
16:12
16:12

Journalists Condemn UCC 1 1

Journalists have condemned the Ugandan Communications Commission (UCC) over its directive requiring media houses to suspend its staff.
17:54
17:54

UCC: We Need Assurance of Professionalism at Spark TV parliament 1 Top story

The UCC Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi told URN that they need assurance that the program producer and presenter are professionals who qualify as media personnel.
15:51
15:51

Mobile Money Fueling Kidnaps in Fort Portal – Police law 1

Godliver Twinomugisha, the Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigations Department in Fort Portal observes that many kidnappers are using the mobile money service to ask for ransom, yet agents are not required to ask for National Identity Cards from those withdrawing money.
16:55
16:55

UAC Wants Kiss Condom Advert Recalled general manager 1 1 Top story

The Commission accuses those behind the advert of failing to follow the right procedures before broadcasting it.
17:37
17:37

Government Makes U-turn on Airtime Scratch Cards gobierno 4 1 Top story

The decision to lift the ban was reached in a meeting in the Conference hall of parliament involving the speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, telecom companies, members of parliament, the Information Communication and Technology-ICT Minister, Frank Tumwebaze and Uganda Communications Commission officials.
16:15
16:15

Gov't Rejects Proposal to Extend Deadline for Scrapping Airtime Cards people 3

The UCC Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi, told the Committee that since the scratch cards were phased out at the end of last month, statistics from different Telecom companies indicate 98 compliance to digital transition.
17:55
17:55

Activists Sue Government Over Social Media Tax eron kiiza 1 1

Each social media user in Uganda is required to pay a daily levy of Shillings 200 to gain access to social media sites like whatsapp, facebook, instagram and telegram among others.
14:20
14:20

Man Fined UGX 4.5m for Illegal Broadcasting kizindalo 2

Failure to pay the fine, the Chief Magistrate noted that for each of the offenses he will be sentenced to prison for six months but these will run concurrently.
15:13
15:13

Man Faces Sentence Over ‘Kizindalo' Broadcasting 4

Prosecution led by Abdul Salaam Waiswa, the UCC Legal counsel alleges that during the month of Febuary 2018, Kilega operated a community radio illegally in Kitemu area along Masaka High Way in Wakiso District.
10:45
10:45

DPP Withdraws Case Against Red Pepper Directors, Editors buganda road

The cases stem from a story published in The Red Pepper issue of November 20 indicating that President Yoweri Museveni was plotting to overthrow his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame.
06:55
06:55

UCC Suspends ABS TV License

Mutabazi directs ABS Television to immediately stop broadcasting on all platforms. He also warns that his Commission shall commence proceedings to revoke the televisions broadcast license if it does not within 60 days receive convincing demonstration of measures instituted to ensure that all its programs have been modified.
12:51
12:51

Court Dismisses Sim-card Registration Application 4 1

High court judge Stephen Musota has dismissed an application seeking to stop Uganda Communications Commission-UCC from switching off the unregistered sim-cards.
20:26
20:26

Government Takes Over Ailing UTL uganda telecom 1 Top story

The takeover has been prompted by communication from Libyan Investors that they will not provide funding to Uganda Telecom. The Majority shareholders also ordered the resignation of its five representatives to UTL board
07:28
07:28

Activists Seek Judicial Review on Social Media Crackdown chapter four uganda 3

Sarah Kihika, a Human Rights Activists wants government to seek a judicial review before ordering the social media shut down. According to Kihika, court should be able to weigh in the evidence of the eminent threat to national security and need to shut down any form of media before violating the rights to freedom of expression and information.
08:06
08:06

Broadcasters Protest Proposed Amendment to UCC Act

MP Barnabas Tinkasimire, a member of the parliamentary ICT committee, says there is a push by the ICT ministry to amend the provision in the UCC Act of 2013 which requires that any regulation the ICT minister makes must be subject to parliamentary approval.
12:40
12:40

Broadcasters Protest 2% Levy on Revenue

Kin Karisa, the Chairperson NAB, says broadcasters are already overburdened because they pay so many charges. These payments, according to Karisa, include setup costs, broadcasting licenses, annual broadcasting fees and frequency fees, which they pay directly to UCC.
13:07
13:07

UCC Cracks Down on 39 Radio Stations

Under the UCC Act, radio stations pay between one million Shillings and three million Shillings depending on their location.
13:47
13:47

MTN Uganda Weighing Legal Action over UCC UGX 5 Billion Fine mtn fined 1

Mobile telephone operator MTN Uganda is considering legal redress over Uganda Communications Commission\'s fine of five billion shillings for persistently using disallowed short messaging codes. MTN Uganda is also contesting the requirement that it shifts its recharge and airtime balance codes from 155 and 156 to 130 and 131 respectively.
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