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16:48
16:48

NDA Moves to Clampdown on Broadcasters Persistently Airing Misleading Drug Ads 1 3

Abiaz Rwamwiri, the Authority’s Public Relations Officer told journalists on Thursday that with increasing complaints of misleading information and claims that some soft drinks contain curative properties against specific diseases, they decided to start dialoguing with broadcasters to stop airing the adverts.
09:00
09:00

MPs Propose Ban On Daytime Sports Betting counseling 3

Enos Asiimwe, the Kabula County in Lyantonde District argued that daytime betting has encouraged idleness among the youths thus requiring stringent measures to regulate the sector and allow the youth to engage in productive work in their community.
07:39
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Telecoms Sector Records Revenues in Pandemic-Hit Year

For the12 months ending December 2020, the industry's total revenue reached $1.007bn or UShs 3.5 trillion, setting a new performance history for the industry.
11:56
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Radio Listener Petitions UCC Over Kitagwenda LC V Chairperson 4

Keitetsi through her lawyers of Ochieng Associated Advocates & Solicitors contends that in his Himbisa Mukama a gospel radio programme that runs from 6-10 am every Sunday Mugabe attacks personalities and plays Music full of hatred and curses.
15:03
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Gov't Agencies Launch Crackdown On Media Advertising 'Fake Herbal Drinks' Health drinks 3 1

Section 33 (1)(c) of the National Drug Policy and Authority Act, Cap 206 prohibits the advertisement and publication of information that aimed to promote the use of a drug for prevention or treatment of any disease or relating to enhancing human potency.
21:49
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UCC Seeks Public Opinion On Infrastructure Sharing Policy 1

Apart from attempts to reduce on the cost of service provision, infrastructure sharing also aims at reducing the concentration of facilities, especially masts in some areas. There are some claims that the congestion increases the risks associated to effects of radiation, which may in the long run affect the health of humans staying within that area.
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NDA, UNBS, UCC In Joint Fight Against "False Health Drink", Adverts 5 1

The three agencies have separately come under fire for alleged failure to perform their roles, which has abetted the misinformation. However, the three government agencies have agreed to coordinate regarding information sharing and issuance of coordinated directives, for effective enforcement of the policies. The have agreed to coordinate regarding information sharing, and issuing coordinated directives, effective enforcement of policies.
17:09
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Internet Access Surpasses 20 million User Mark After Lockdown Mobile money

It is the first time that total Internet subscriptions in Uganda have crossed the 20 million mark, suggesting that nearly one in every two Ugandans has Internet access.
18:54
18:54

Musician Eric Opoka Agrees to Improve Tumbiza Song COVID-19 1 3

On Tuesday, officials from UCC, Ministry of Health met Opoka at the UCC offices in Bugolobi and it was agreed that he improves the lyrics of the song to sensitize the public about Covid-19.
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Health Ministry Wants Tumbiza Song Banned Ministry of Health 1

The health ministry says they want the song banned because it misinforms the public about COVID-19.
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Lawyer Karamagi Writes to Google Over Gov'ts Move to Block Youtube Channels Google Inc

“The YouTube channels complained of have stirred the ire of the regime because they have nurtured citizen journalism enabled civic engagement around socioeconomic and political causes beyond Uganda’s borders and contributed towards knowledge curation on public affairs”, he wrote.
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Accused YouTube Channels Protest Govt Move to Block Their Operations Inciting violence 3 1

Tamale Mirundi, the founder of TMO (Tamale Mirundi Official) and former Press Secretary to the president, is one of those whose channel is listed for removal. According to Mirundi, earlier attempts by government to have his page removed didn’t yield results, as YouTube asked Government to ask him to pull it down.
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UCC Asks Google to Block Pro-Bobi Wine YouTube Channels national security 1 2 Top story

In a December 9th, 2020 letter to the Chief Executive Officer Google Inc, an American international company specializing in Internet services and products, UCC says the listed YouTube channels violate Ugandan laws. According to the letter, the continued broadcast by the channels might cause economic sabotage and compromise Uganda’s national security.
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Media Houses Asked to Allow Museveni's Weekly Address Amidst Campaigns President Museveni 3 1

The Uganda Communications Commission, and Uganda Media council have guided media houses in the country to broadcast President Museveni’s weekly national address in the midst of campaigns.
18:48
18:48

ICT Ministry Rejects Plea to Scrap Free Airtime for Gov't Judith Nabakooba 1 5

Tumusiime accused government officials of using the free airtime slots to account for money that had been budgeted for media spend. He also castigated government officials for sometimes failing to turn up for scheduled government radio programs and yet advertisers who could have booked space have been turned away.
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Why Public Officers Deny Citizens Access to Information and Records Twaweza 8 1 Top story

As the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) marks the 2020 international Day for Universal Access to Information 28 September, it is emerging that in Uganda, the law is more of on paper than practice.
17:51
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MPs Oppose Move to Police Personal Social Media Accounts UCC 5 1

The Ayivu county MP Bernard Atiku says even though regulation is necessary to stop impunity of social media parliament should examine the regulations and UCC needs to be summoned before the committee on Information Communication and Technology ICT to explain the measures.
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Kooki Chiefdom Finally Acquires Own Radio Station 4 1

Godfrey Kimbugwe, the Deputy Prime Minister Kooki Chiefdom, says the radio station is a key project they have been longing for to support their social transformation agenda among their subjects.
10:28
10:28

Farmers in Lwengo Get UGX 280m Resource Centre 1 3

The centre worth 280 million shillings was obtained through a partnership with the Uganda Communication Commission-UCC, to support farmers get updated information on agriculture and marketing to boost their productivity and incomes.
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Broadcasters, UCC Disagree on License Fees Waiver media 1 3

“We also suggest that every Government program should have a 2-5% budget component for sensitization and awareness and this should be dedicated towards buying media across all platforms including newspapers, TV, Radio and online for communicating the new normal,” Karisa said.
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