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Administrative Laws

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These are laws that govern the media industry in the country such the distribution of frequencies, setting up regulatory bodies and how they conduct their business.

The Press and Journalist Act 2000

It provides for the licensing of journalists, sets qualifications, bodies that govern journalists and a disciplinary mechanism.

The Uganda Communication Act 2013

Sets up a regulatory body for the broadcast media that responsible for distribution of frequencies and the telecommunications services The regulatory body setts the broadcasting standards that have to adhered to by all broadcasters.

The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Act 2005

It establishes UBC, its functions, powers and administration

The Access to information Act 2005

It provides the right to access information and prescribes classes of information to be received and the procedure of obtaining it.

Regulations

These are rules or standards set up by the regulatory bodies in form Statutory Instruments for media.

CODE OF PRACTICE FOR BROADCASTING

It was developed by UCC. Its aim is to promote better standards of broadcasting and to guide broadcasters on the service they provide to the public.

The Broadcasting Policy

The policy was developed to consolidate broadcasting system based on access to and diversity of information, promotion

 STANDARDS FOR GENERAL BROADCAST PROGRAMMING IN UGANDA

The Standard outlines the general standards to be observed for broadcasting in the Republic of Uganda.