Uganda - UBC Committee seeks public view on reforms
The committee recently tasked to review the operations of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation has invited the public to suggest ways to improve the public broadcaster.
State-owned UBC radio and TV have the widest reach in the country but they remain a minor player in the media market, dogged by managerial and other challenges. Various reports and court judgments have faulted UBC for operating more like a government mouthpiece, routinely giving little or no coverage to opposition leaders and their activities.
On August 1, information and communication minister Frank Tumwebaze appointed a committee to review UBC’s operations and propose reforms. Chaired by Dr Peter Mwesige, executive director of the African Centre for Media Excellence, the committee was to submit a report in one month, but it has now emerged it will need at least two months. Read the full aticle in The Observer here: