BY Tom Brian Angurini
Resident District Commissioners are threatening upcountry media stations with closure if they host opposition politicians on a talk shows as the 2021 election year fast approaches.
This was revealed by Mr. Kin Kariisa, chairman of National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) during their annual general meeting held in Kampala on Thursday morning.
He said the association had received this information from it upcountry members who complained about RDCs threatening them with closure after hosting opposition politicians yet the constitution clearly spells out media freedom.
Mr.Kariisa noted that they had to bring the issue to the attention of the Minister for Information and Communication Technology & National Guidance who said RDC’s do not have a right to close any media house but advised that these complaints be forwarded to the Uganda Communications Commission.
During the same meeting, Mr. Kariisa was re-elected NAB chairman.