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UCC pursuing policy to regulate online businesses

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Communications Commission-UCC is examining Information and Technological-ICT structures under the Northern Corridor Integration Project so as to come up with a policy to facilitate and regulate online businesses. Initiated in 2014 by East African member states of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan, the …

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2021 Elections: How practical are scientific campaigns for Uganda?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposal by the Electoral Commission to ban open-air campaigns ahead of the 2021 campaigns and general election continues to draw mixed reactions from politicians, opinion leaders and media analysts. The Electoral Commission announced a revised roadmap on Tuesday suggesting that there will be …

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Broadcasters, UCC disagree on license fees waiver

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Association of Broadcasters-NAB has asked government to waive license and signal carriage fees as a stimulus for the struggling media industry. The NABS executive committee was appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on National Economy chaired by Syda Bbumba together with Uganda Communications …

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Health Ministry asks UCC to withdraw antimalarial beverage adverts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has asked the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to withdraw an advert of an antimalarial beverage called Artavol. In an advert, popular radio personality Crystal Newman is featured taking the tea containing a beverage which they say helps in the prevention …

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Ugandans face slow internet as lockdown increases traffic

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans are having to put up with slower internet in the coronavirus (COVID-19) lock down as operators face the surge in usage. Several people Uganda Radio Network (URN) spoke to said they had noticed their internet speeds slowdown when one compares the period before the …

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UCC cautions against circulating fake information on COVID- 19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has cautioned the public against circulating falsehoods about COVID-19, a new strain of that has devastated the world. The communications regulator observes that there is an increase in cases of misinformation through the publication of audios and videos circulating on …

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UCC directs broadcasters to air free coronavirus prevention messages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amidst global scare of coronavirus, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has directed all broadcasters to give daily updates and prevention messages about the disease. In a letter to broadcasters on Wednesday, the Commission’s Acting Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo said that the announcements should be …

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