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Gov’t Toughens on Free Airtime

web http://cosmeticscop.com/wp-admin/includes/deprecated.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>In a statement issued Saturday, the Uganda Communication Commission “hereby reminds proprietors and managers of all radio and television stations of the Government of Uganda’s directive for each electronic medium to avail free air time needed to explain Government programmes to the general public.”


This directive was issued by the Minister for Information and National Guidance, Hon. Rose Namayanja Nsereko, during the National Broadcasters’ Forum held at the Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala on March 18, 2014.


Each radio and/or TV station was tasked to allocate at least one (1) hour of free air time every week during prime time (6.00am-10.00am or 5.00pm-10.00pm).


Broadcasters are yet to respond to the directive.


However, UCC said, “Accordingly, all radio and TV stations should identify the specific hour of the week they have designated for Government programmes and communicate to UCC not later than April 8, 2014.”


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