UCC warning on live broadcasts_ MP Mukasa Mbidde
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The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has sent a warning to all TV and Radio broadcasting operators who are relaying live broadcasts that are inciting the public into violent and discriminatory acts, promoting hatred or anything that is likely to cause public insecurity.

This comes after yesterday’s drama in parliament as opposition legislators fought tooth and nail to prevent motion of passing amendment of the constitutional article 102 (b). Amending this article will scarp the constitutional age limits of 35 and 75 years for one to be legible to stand for president. Once amended, and the bill is signed into law–the first beneficiary of this amendment that would be the current president, a clear ticket for life presidency as some political, observers. However, the government maintains through its surrogates that the proposed bill is not meant to favor President Museveni.

In a letter to all stakeholders, the commission has warned all TV and Radio station broadcasting these feeds that they are in clear breach of minimum broadcasting standards that are laid down in Section 31 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013. UCC has also directed all broadcasters to stop these broadcasts as they will not hesitate to carry out enforcement of non-compliance which may result in suspension or revoking their broadcasting licenses.

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UCC warning on live broadcasts
UCC warning letter on live broadcasts