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World Press Freedom Day

  Uganda marks it amid brutal attacks on journalists ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | On April 28 Teddy Nakaliga and Amon Kayanja, both reporters for separate TV stations hit the road in Kayunga Village, Wakiso District, to cover a demonstration by residents protesting a two-week power blackout. As Nakaliga narrated …

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Minister pleads for funding for UBC and national guidance directorate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Minister of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and National guidance Judith Nabakooba has decried a lack of funding for national guidance and Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC).   Although the Ministry sought 22 billion Shillings for the national broadcaster-UBC, and three billion Shillings for the national guidance …

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UCC unable to license new TVs as signet runs out of space

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The delay to embark on Phase three of the Digital Terrestrial Television network has forced the Uganda Communications Commission to stop issuing licenses to new broadcasters. Uganda switched off analogue television in June 2015, in fulfilment of an international deadline and Signet, a company affiliated …

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UBC agrees to give all presidential candidates free air space

  ‘We were already offering each candidate time weekly,’ says UBC Deputy MD Maurice Mugisha Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) has agreed to provide free airspace on their Television and Radios for all the Uganda Presidential candidates. Wilfred Senyange, the UBC spokesperson confirmed the development today. …

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Minister Nabakooba tells presidential debate organizers to go to UBC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has advised organizers of the presidential debate to consider using the National broadcaster, UBC and Vision Group televisions such as Bukedde TV to telecast the presidential debate as a solution to lack of funds. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Judith Nabakooba, the Minister …

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UBC, EC harmonizing media access for presidential candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and the Electoral Commission are harmonizing program schedules and time to host aspiring presidential candidates. According to Wilfred Senyange, the UBC public relations officer, all presidential candidates have been contacted, requested for their campaign program schedules to cover their campaigns …

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10 UBC staff test positive for COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation has reduced access to its Kampala office for both staff and members of the public after ten people at the media house tested positive for COVID-19. A statement issued today by the media house indicated that the cases were from …

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Teso DEO’s seek use of private radio stations in Education response plan

Kalaki, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A decision by the government to limit lessons broadcast to Uganda Broadcasting Corporation- UBC is frustrating learning as the country continues to suffer effects COVID-19 lockdown, according to a cross-section of Parents.     Initially, the government had asked the District Education Officers- DEO’s to submit …

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Only UBC cleared to cover Kasirye Gwanga’s burial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only few people and media will be allowed to attend Maj. Gen Samuel Wasswa Kasirye Ggwanga’s burial on Friday. Due to rules on social distancing occasioned by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, only the family, UPDF and close friends will be allowed at the burial …

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