The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has issued local TV stations with time frame for airing their entertainment gossip shows.
According to a Tweet wrote on Urban TV’s twitter account indicates that all gossip shows in the country should start airing between 10 pm and 5am.
The statement went on to read that if any media house fails to follow the directive, the commission shall institute them other regulatory sanctions.
UCC has ordered all gossip shows on Tv to be airing between 10pm and 5am. A directive which has been sent to TVs notes that any Tv that fails to adhere to the directive, “the Commission shall proceed to institute other regulatory sanctions.Urban TV
The new directives have been passed on grounds that the shows aired contain adult content, sexual innuendos, and profanity with potential to disturb and harm some members of the public especially the children.
The statement further stated that some of the gossip show hosts turn up on air while decked indecently and in skimpy outfits adding that also the lauguage and statements used by presenters during the shows are often demeaning and contain unsubstantiated claims against different individuals.
However after close observation of the shows, it has ordered that they should never air on Tv between 5am to 10pm. This is because “they contain adult content, sexual innuendos & profanity, with potential to disturb and harm some members of the public especially the children.
It further adds that presenters of the program often appear on air when dressed indecently in skimpy outfits; the language & statements used by presenters & guests during the program are often abusive, demeaning, derogatory & contain unsubstantiated claims against different persons.Urban TV