Our Ref: CMM/433
20th March 2020
To the Management of all Radio, Television and Online
Broadcasters in Uganda
COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS AND BROADCASTING STANDARDS
Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) is mandated under Section 5(1)(x) of the Uganda Communications Act 2013, to set standards, monitor and enforce compliance relating to content. In fulfillment of this mandate, the Commission has, over the years developed various Standards and Guidelines applicable to the broadcasting sector in Uganda.
The Standards so developed are intended to guide broadcasters in ensuring that all the content broadcast on their regulated platforms complies with the laws of Uganda. The Act obliges each broadcaster to comply with the respective standards.
To improve the awareness by broadcasters of these and the different legal and regulatory provisions pertaining to content, the Commission has deemed it necessary to provide you with a reference of these:-
Copies of the above can be downloaded from the Commission’s website;
You are further reminded about the obligation to ensure that information is not disseminated or any allegation made without establishing its correctness or truth.
Thank you for your cooperation thus far.
Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo
Ag. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR