Uganda - UBC Committee seeks public view on reforms

Regulation & Policy

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: