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UCC asks broadcasters to air Police counter phone numbers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has directed all broadcasters to air a list of station counter phone numbers for the entire country that Uganda Police has released. “In a bid to fight crime across Uganda, the Uganda Police has established Counter Phone Numbers at …

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Lawyers challenge UCC report, want Mutabazi imprisoned

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Two city lawyers have run to the High Court Civil Division accusing Uganda Communications Commission and its executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi for contempt of court.  They are Ronald Bwire and Henry Byansi of Mayende and Associated Advocates. This comes a day after UCC issued a report …

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Five Media houses pinned for breach of broadcasting standards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commissions has found five Kampala based broadcasters culpable of breaching minimum broadcasting standards and asked them to show cause why their licenses shouldn’t be revoked. The broadcasters include NTV, NBS, BBS, Bukedde TV and Radio Sapientia. This follows an investigation into …

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UCC suspends sim card registration for refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) yesterday evening suspended all SIM card registration for refugees. According to a press statement by the commission UCC has suspended sim card registration with the use of Refugee cards and Attestation letters from the Office of the Prime Minister …

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Why UCC blocked Rwanda’s New Times

UCC Blocks Rwanda’s New Times for Publishing ‘Propaganda’ Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Communications Commission-UCC has blocked access to Rwanda’s New Times website in Uganda, saying the paper has continued to publish harmful propaganda against Uganda. The UCC Spokesperson, Ibrahim Bbosa, said UCC had directed “internet service providers …

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UCC welcomes Africell-MTN infrastructure sharing partnership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the regulator of the communications industry has welcomed as a step in the right direction, a partnership that will see MTN-Uganda merge services with Africell. Africell and MTN announced a partnership last week that would see Africell customers use MTN …

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Broadcasters faulted for failing to stand up to UCC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have faulted the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) for failing to counter unfair directives and policies by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). The matter came up yesterday when a team of NAB officials led by Vice chairperson Peter Ssematimba was  appearing …

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