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Unity FM reopened after one month of shut down

Unity FM reopened after one month of shut down

Lira, 20th December, 2018; Unity FM radio based in Lira has been re-opened under stringent conditions after one month of closure. The radio was closed down on 17th November 2018 on allegations of inciting violence. The Unity FM Manager, Sam Atul told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda the re-opening was associated with very tough and

UCC Shutdown Radio Station for two days, orders suspension of senior staff.

Kanungu, 24th October, 2017; On Saturday 21st October 2017, Uganda’s Telecommunication regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) shutdown a private radio station, Kanungu Broadcasting Services Ltd. (KBS) on allegations of breaching the minimum broadcasting standards. The KBS Radio Director, Mr. Charles Byaruhanga says UCC did not tell them the exact reason for the closure, “They

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Minister Tumwebaze’s plan to filter social media threatens free expression

By Robert Ssempala HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator. This statement was originally published on the Daily Monitor on 14th June 2017 On May 28, Ugandans gathered at Fort Portal to commemorate the 51st World Communications Day. The day is meant to celebrate the role of communication globally. It was on this day when the Minister of Information

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UCC finds radio station innocent, switches it back on after two million shillings payment

HOIMA, 30th /May 2017; Radio Hoima, in Western Uganda, was last night switched back on air by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) after paying two million shillings (US$ 550). The radio was arbitrarily switched off air for allegedly broadcasting sectarian statements. “We were directed to appear before UCC within 60 days. Yesterday I went with

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