UCC Orders Suspension Of NBS TV Editors Over Bobi Wine Scroll

NBS Amasengejje about Bobi Wine - Walugembe Josephat
NBS Amasengejje about Bobi Wine - Walugembe Josephat

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has reportedly ordered for the suspension of top NBS Television News editors, citing a breach of minimum broadcasting standards.

The UCC, in a Tuesday, April 30 letter seen by Blizz Uganda directed the Kamwokya based station to suspend the head of news Ms. Joyce Bagala, the head of programmes and the producer of the live broadcast pending investigations.

“…in exercise its mandate under sections 5(1)0), 31 and 45 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013, the Commission has commenced full investigations to determine whether/or not the manner in which NBS Television presents its live broadcasts and news stories is in accordance with the expected standards and codes of ethics of Journalism,” part of the letter read.

According to the UCC, the minimum broadcasting standards prohibit, among other things, broadcast of content that promotes violence and ethnic prejudice, is likely to create public insecurity or violence and is biased.

UCC Letter to NBS
UCC Letter to NBS
UCC Letter to NBS
UCC Letter to NBS