Today the Uganda communications commission has ordered all television gossip shows to start airing between 10 pm (22 hours) and 5 am. According to UCC; “they contain adult content, sexual innuendos, and profanity, with potential to disturb and harm some members of the public especially the children”. The directive is expected to take effect tomorrow.
Many people believe that the regulation has been brought forth by Omulangira Suuna (OS) scandal with Nxt media presenters that has brought forth other regulations from the Uganda communication commission. Early this month before the peak of the above-mentioned scandal; UCC summoned a number of lifestyle television presenters from over eleven television stations on allegations of abusive language.
Among the affected shows include; Nbs’ Uncut, Kingdom TV’s Kapyaki, BTM’s Access, Baba TV’s Poko Poko, Dream TV’s Tik Tak Sesetula, BBS’ Roundabout show among several other gossip television shows.