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Bobi Wine: UCC orders suspension of 39 journalists at 13 media houses

Telecommunications regulator, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has ordered for the immediate suspension of 39 producers, heads of programming and heads of news.

Although UCC has not specifically mentioned the particular programs that 'fell short of the broadcasting standards', sources at NBS TV, BBS TV and Salt TV have told The Observer that UCC’s anger arose out of the broadcasts about arrest and detention and the subsequent protests on Monday this week. 

UCC wants the suspensions effected immediately (within three days) at six TV stations; NBS TV, BBS TV, NTV, Bukedde TV, Kingdom TV and Salt TV. The same suspensions have also been demanded at seven radio stations; Akaboozi,, Beat FM, Capital FM, Pearl FM, Sapientia FM and Radio Simba.

In separate letters sent to the different media houses by UCC executive director Godfrey Mutabazi, UCC claims it has observed misrepresentations information, views, facts and events in a manner likely to mislead or cause alarm to the public during live broadcasts and main news bulletins.

UCC further accuses the media houses of airing programs that have extremist or anarchic messages, including incitement of violence for political and/or other purposes and ”inciting public against other members of the public based on their political, religious, cultural and tribal affiliations which are likely to create public insecurity or violence.”

UCC says the accused media houses broadcast unbalanced, sensational and give prominence to specific individuals and/or groups of people. According to Mutabazi, this is in breach of the minimum broadcasting standards.

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-2 #11 Wainanchi 2019-05-02 11:46
Hallo haters. Nowhere in the modern world halloo balloo propaganda and lies are allowed to be publihed, r if they are , they are called FAKE NEWS>. FAKE NEWS ARE HOSTILE PROPAGANDA AIMED AT DISTRURBING PUBIC OPINION AND CONFUSING IT.THE ULTIMATE AIM IS DISSENT , DISSATISFACTION AND HOSTILITY.THE MORE YOU FUEL THAT THE MORE TROUBLE YOU CAUSE.

For those interested in these facts it is good to read how US services foster propaganda and how , for example, nations in former Yugosavia have been confronted and confused to start mutual killings and wars .

Just after many years, the cloak and dagger masters admitted that they infiltrated various Yugoslav media outlets and fed false and fake news and caused internal strife and fighting.

Today they admitted that those people were good but they made them hate one another.Bravo Uganda to learn that and other lessons.Bring down all generators of FAKE NEWS,
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0 #12 Lakwena 2019-05-02 14:49
Quoting Wainanchi:
Hallo haters. Nowhere in the modern world halloo balloo propaganda and lies are allowed to be publihed, r if they are , they are called FAKE NEWS>. FAKE NEWS ARE HOSTILE PROPAGANDA AIMED AT DISTRURBING PUBIC OPINION AND CONFUSING IT.THE ULTIMATE AIM IS DISSENT , DISSATISFACTION AND HOSTILITY.THE MORE YOU FUEL THAT THE MORE TROUBLE YOU CAUSE.

Bring down all generators of FAKE NEWS,


But Wainainchi, Mr. M7 is the master of fake news.

In other words, where were you from 1981, when Mr. M7 destabilized Uganda with his fake news of a "rigged 1980's General Election".

The man in his fakeness, probably including you, got thousands killed and properties destroyed in Luweero and later in Northern Uganda, and also triggered the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.
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+1 #13 Mubiru 2019-05-02 19:23
"UCC claims it has observed misrepresentations information, views, facts and events in a manner likely to mislead or cause alarm to the public during live broadcasts and main news bulletins." that quotation is reproduced from the report.

Yes the suspended media are "guilty" of misrepresenting the news because: Bob Wine, a pint sized person was never arrested nor brutally handcuffed by platoons of beefy some giant security forces.

He was never humiliated by forcing him to sit down handcuffed with another suspect before the bus drove him to "Magerere" his residence from where he was granted bail.

The almighty UCC must also ban BBC and other world media including America, whose "seasonal" leader allowed Voice of America to broad identical "misleading"news to those published by the Uganda suspended media.

Thats possibly another way of "cutting" off Tamale Mirundi a presidential adviser who has also been using the media banned to criticize "boot carriers" loud speakers of regime.
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-1 #14 Wainanchi 2019-05-02 21:40
@Lakwena-- I promised myself and to you that I would not engage in futile debates with you, but will make exception this time! In the absence of any reasonable remarks you go now back in history.

I DID AND SAW AND FELT ALL CONSEQUENCES AND SUFFERINGS OF OBOTE AND OKELLOS REGIMES AND FOR GODS SAKES SHUT UP AND [censored] UP YOUR DIRTY MOUTH.

MUSEVENI AND NRA AND NRM LIBERATED UGANDA AND UGANDANS AND SAVE MANY LIVES INCUDING ...MINE OWN!!!!

THANK YOU GALLANT FREEDOM FIGHTERS WHO SHED YUR BLOOD FOR THE BETTER DAYS OF UGANDA,. THOSE DAYS HAVE ARRIVED AND WE ENJOY FREEDOM , DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT.

EVERYBODY HAS RIGHT TO HIS HER OPINION BUT WE ALWAYS REMEMBER THESE TIMES AND ALWAYS APPRECIATE WHAT CURRENT LEADERSHIP HAS DONE FOR ALL OF US.

THANK YOU PRESIDENT MUSEVENI, AND ALL GALLANT FALLEN AND LIVING HEROES OF THOSE TIMES !!!FORWARD MUSEVENI!!!MUSEVENI OYEEEEEEE!!
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0 #15 Lakwena 2019-05-03 08:17
Quoting Wainanchi:
@Lakwena-- I promised myself and to you that I would not engage in futile debates with you, but will make exception this time! In the absence of any reasonable remarks you go now back in history.

I DID AND SAW AND FELT ALL CONSEQUENCES AND SUFFERINGS OF OBOTE AND OKELLOS REGIMES AND FOR GODS SAKES SHUT UP AND [censored] UP YOUR DIRTY MOUTH.

... THANK YOU PRESIDENT MUSEVENI, AND ALL GALLANT FALLEN AND LIVING HEROES OF THOSE TIMES !!!FORWARD MUSEVENI!!!MUSEVENI OYEEEEEEE!!


But Wainainchi, FYI, didn't hear Mr. M7 say that he is in State House only fighting (killing) for himself and family?

In other words, it is an absurdity. How can anybody save lives by killing at the same time?
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0 #16 WADADA roger 2019-05-04 09:47
I hear UCC says the accused media houses broadcast unbalanced, sensational and give prominence to specific individuals and/or groups of people.

According to Mutabazi, this is in breach of the minimum broadcasting standards.

He only forgot to say that it is breach of minimum standards as the broadcast does not promote the interests of Museveni. Embarrassing
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