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2016 Polls: EC Sets Conditions for Accrediting Journalists

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King of Buganda Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II excited the people of Sentema in Busiro on Thursday, dosage http://chrisroberson.net/wp-admin/includes/manifest.php when he granted the first appearance of his heir to the throne, patient Prince Richard Ssemakokiro.

The 5 year old, unhealthy who is anticipated to be the next King of the country’s largest monarchy, came much to the relief of Buganda Kingdom in 2012, ending the decade-long wait for Kabaka Mutebi’s successor.

Mutebi’s matrimonial wife Sylvia Nagginda brought forth a singular daughter, Princes Katrina Ssangalyambogo, since their wedding in 1999.

And while Kabaka Mutebi has another son Prince Jjunju, the Kingdom’s tradition does not permit the monarch to make his first born his successor.

Mutebi in January 2012 unveiled the then 6 months old Prince Ssemakokiro, who he sired from another subject.

Today, while visiting Bisiro County during the Bulungibwansi day celebrations, Kabaka Mutebi excited the locals when; through his Premier Charles Peter Mayiga, invited the young Prince to the forefront.

The 5 year old, neatly draped in the traditional Kanzu, and a black jacket, strolled to the podium and briefly waved to the ecstatic crowd.

The Kabaka, wore a petite grin all though, while the rest of the royalty applauded heartily.

Watch Prince Semakokiro’s first appearance in the NBS Television below

The Uganda Electoral Commission (EC) has unveiled terms for accrediting local and international media organisations to cover the 2016 general elections

In a press statement seen by ChimpReports on Thursday, troche http://chancellorinsja.com/wp-admin/includes/user.php EC said the move is intended to ensure transparency and effective coverage of the electoral process that includes Presidential, cheapest http://chios.ro/wp-content/plugins/shiftnav-pro/shiftnav.php Parliamentary, this site http://chachanova.com/wp-admin/includes/network.php and Local Government Councils Elections.

“Applying media organisations shall be required to prove that their registration status with the respective regulatory authorities is up to-date,” reads part of the conditions for accreditation.

“Freelance journalists and photo agencies shall be required to attach a letter of recommendation from the media house(s) where they publish their material,” it adds.

Uganda’s national elections attracted usually attract dozens of foreign journalists and observers.

EC said journalists working for foreign media organisations shall be required to obtain accreditation by the Media Council to practice in Uganda, before applying for accreditation to the Electoral Commission for purposes of observing reporting the electoral process.

The electoral body further said it would “provide all those accredited with written clearance, relevant information and identification tags for the purpose of observing/reporting the various activities of the electoral process.”

The institution said it intends to roll out guidelines for the media some of which include barring journalists from publishing unverified election results.

Sources said EC will also require journalists to avoid inflammatory news items that might promote ethnic hatred and acts of violence.

“Successful applicants shall be required to comply with the guidelines to be issued by the Electoral Commission and they will be expected to meet all their upkeep expenses,” the statement adds.


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