DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTHY AGEING

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) has been celebrated every 17 May since 1969, to mark the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865. The rationale of WTISD is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and ICTs can bring to societies and economies, as well as … Continue reading DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTHY AGEING

WESTNILE CONSUMERS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD IN ‘12th PARLIAMENT’

ARUA –April 29, 2022 – “Mr. Speaker sir, I would like to appeal for the integration of sign language into the national curriculum of Uganda so that professionals that come from our training institutions and universities can graduate with full knowledge of sign language.” The submission above could very easily have been part of the proceedings in Uganda’s national Parliament or local government councils. However, … Continue reading WESTNILE CONSUMERS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD IN ‘12th PARLIAMENT’

UCC, URSB engage broadcasters on piracy and copyright breaches . 

KAMPALA: 04-05-2022 – Intellectual property regulator Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) in partnership with Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), has warned the public against piracy and breach of content, a rapidly growing vice in the country. This was during a broadcasters’ copyright workshop where different industry players were cautioned and informed about their rights and obligations regarding the copyright system. Speaking at the open dialogue, Mercy K. … Continue reading UCC, URSB engage broadcasters on piracy and copyright breaches . 

DIGITAL SAFETY IS A RIGHT, SAYS UCC BOSS

KAMPALA –MARCH 15, 2022 – Digital safety is a fundamental right for consumers, and all stakeholders should join hands to enforce it, the Uganda Communications Commission Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo has said. “The Commission recognises that digital safety is a fundamental right for all consumers; it is not a privilege, and guaranteeing it is a concerted effort of all stakeholders,” she explained. In … Continue reading DIGITAL SAFETY IS A RIGHT, SAYS UCC BOSS

23 TV STATIONS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR COPYRIGHT VIOLATION

KAMPALA – 19-01-2022: Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is investigating 23 TV stations following complaints that they have been broadcasting copyrighted content without permission, in contravention of the Copyrights and Neighbouring Rights Act 2006. The Commission recently wrote to the stations, demanding that they immediately stop and desist from any further broadcasting of programmes or content for which they have not acquired the necessary authorisations or … Continue reading 23 TV STATIONS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR COPYRIGHT VIOLATION

CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH NEXT MEDIA’S KIN KARIISA

4th NOVEMBER 2021 Kin is the Chief Executive Officer of Next Media Services, the holding company for NBS TV, Nile Post, Sanyuka TV, Next radio, Salam TV, Next Communication and Next Productions and a host of other companies as well as the sitting Board Chair of the National Association of Broadcasters and Soliton Telmec a leading telecommunication technology company in East Africa. Here Kin spares … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH NEXT MEDIA’S KIN KARIISA

URBAN TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘SHORT CIRCUIT’

KAMPALA, 23-10-2021-Uganda Communications Commission has ordered Urban TV to immediately suspend its Short Circuit programme after the station ignored the regulator’s directive to have it rescheduled. The Commission on 18th October 2021 wrote to eleven TV stations directing them to reschedule their adult-themed gossip programmes from evening hours to between 10 pm, and 5 am with effect from Wednesday, 20th October 2021. However, in utter … Continue reading URBAN TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘SHORT CIRCUIT’

SPARK TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘LIVE WIRE’

KAMPALA, 21-10-2021-Uganda Communications Commission has ordered Spark TV to immediately suspend its Live Wire programme after the station appeared to ignore the regulator’s directive to have it rescheduled. The Commission on 18th October 2021 wrote to eleven TV stations directing them to reschedule their adult-themed gossip programmes from evening hours to between 10 pm, and 5 am, with effect from Wednesday this week. However, while … Continue reading SPARK TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘LIVE WIRE’

12 TV GOSSIP SHOWS ORDERED TO AIR PAST 10 PM  

KAMPALA, 20-10-2021-Eleven TV stations have been advised to switch their adult-themed gossip programmes from evening hours to between 10 pm and 5 am with effect from Wednesday this week if they wish to keep them on air. The stations will still have to ensure that their programmes comply with the Minimum Broadcasting Standards, the Ag. Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission said in a … Continue reading 12 TV GOSSIP SHOWS ORDERED TO AIR PAST 10 PM  

CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH TIK TOK’S FORTUNE MGWILI-SIBANDA

13th OCTOBER 2021 Fortune is the Director Public Policy for TikTok (ByteDance) in Africa. Here he spares a moment to answer a few questions from consumers… Where does TikTok store user data, and how can we be sure of its safety? The privacy and security of our users is a top priority for TikTok. We are committed to providing a safe and protected platform for … Continue reading CONSUMER Q&A: 3 MINUTES WITH TIK TOK’S FORTUNE MGWILI-SIBANDA