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UCC Asks Google to Block Up To 14pro-Bobi Wine YouTube Channels

UCC Asks Google to Block Up To 14pro-Bobi Wine YouTube Channels

Uganda Communications Commission-UCC has asked Google LLC to block up to 14 YouTube channels accused of broadcasting messages that they say are likely to compromise national security and incite violence. The listed channels include Ghetto TV, KKTV, Bobi Wine 2021, JB Muwonge 2, Namungo Media, Ekyooto TV, Map Mediya TV, Uganda Empya, Busesa Media Updates, Uganda News Updates, […]

MPs ask ICT ministry and UCC to procure machines to eliminate fraud associated with mobile money

MPs ask ICT ministry and UCC to procure machines to eliminate fraud associated with mobile money

Members of Parliament sitting on the parliamentary committee on ICT have asked the Ministry of ICT and the Uganda Communication Commission to procure the sophisticated technological machines to eliminate fraud associated with technology  mobile money .  The committee chaired by Tororo county MP Annet Nyakecho made the demand while meeting the Director Rural communication Development […]

Kizza Besigye’s swears self in as President of Uganda

Kizza Besigye’s swears self in as President of Uganda

FDC Presidential candidate today swore himself in as President of Uganda amid unclear circumstances. With a day left to the official swearing ceremony of President elect Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Ugandans were taken by surprise as video emerged of Colonel Besigye swearing in. It’s earlier noted that outspoken Opposition leader has been under heavy police detention […]

Government tables Uganda Communications (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Government tables Uganda Communications (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Government has tabled a Bill before parliament seeking to remove parliamentary approval of regulations required in implementing the Uganda Communications Act, 2013. The Uganda Communications Act, 2013 was enacted to consolidate and harmonize the Uganda Communications Act and the Electronic Media Act; to dissolve the Uganda Communications Commission and the Broadcasting Council and reconstitute them as […]

Take grievances to court – Otafire tells UCC and Mirundi

Take grievances to court – Otafire tells UCC and Mirundi

The minister of justice and constitutional affairs Kahinda Otafire has advised the Uganda communication commission boss Godfrey Mutabazi  not to shut up the former press secretary of the president Tamale Murundi. He said that those who are aggrieved by the utterances made by the former press secretary of the president Tamale Murundi  while on radio or […]

UCC tells pay TVs to give over 50% air play to local products.

UCC tells pay TVs to give over 50% air play to local products.

The Uganda communications commission deputy executive director, Eng. Patrick Mwesigwa reveals that in a bid to promote local talent broadcast on digital airwaves in the country, new tough regulation are in the offing to compel all digital TVs to give over 50% air play to local products. Eng. Patrick who was officiating at the 5th anniversary […]

Uganda Communications Commission wants 70% local content in new broadcasting quota regulations

The UgIn a public notice issues on Wednesday the commission also wants pay televisions to ensure that 20% of their bouquet offering carries Ugandan channels. The UCC says the move is aimed at ensuring that the communications sector plays its role in promoting national development. The new quota regulations take effect on January 1st 2014, but it […]

Traders apeal to Uganda Communications Commission over fake phones crackdown

Phone sellers have appealed to the government to carry out a massive sensitization campaign on fake phones before getting high handed on the matter. The call comes as the Uganda Communications Commission threatens to switch off the all fake phones soon. The traders under the Kampala City Traders Association are asking that government sensitizes importers […]

Uganda struggling to beat digitalization deadline

The executive director, Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) Godfrey Mutabazi is worried that Uganda is not ready for digital migration and yet time is running out for the changes to effect. Speaking in a workshop organized by Uganda Journalist Association (UJA) on media development, Mutabazi notes that the government contracted Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) to distribute digital signals to other telecasters […]

Uganda Broadcasting Corporation cannot deliver digital migration for television by deadline

Ugandans may not be able to watch TV beyond 2012 unless the country manages what has become an uphill task to migrate to digital transmission technology. This follows admission by the government communications regulator that  Uganda Broadcasting Cooperation is not ready to deliver Uganda from analog to digital technology by the set deadline. Uganda communication […]

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