UCC attacked for barring broadcasters from airing live age limit saga
Human rights activities have attacked the Uganda Communications Commission for barring broadcasters from airing any live coverage of news events relating to the age limit saga.
The communications body issued a statement barring all radio and television stations from airing any live coverage to avoid inciting violence.
Patrick Tumwine, the Advocacy, Research & Information Officer at the Human Rights Network notes that what UCC has done is against the right of access to information by the public and media freedom.
He says the current debate on the presidential age limit is a matter of interest to all Ugandans and so they should be allowed to follow the proceedings. He advises media associations to take the case to courts of law.