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PUBLIC NOTICE: Warning against irresponsible use of social and Electronic Communication Platforms

Thursday, 14th September 2017

The Uganda Communications Commission was established under the Uganda Communications Act 2013, to among other things, monitor, inspect, license, set standards and enforce compliance relating to content. The Commission is also mandated to promote and safeguard the interests of consumers of all communication related services in Uganda.

Section 2 of the Act defines "Communications services" to mean services consisting of the dissemination or interchange of audio, visual or data content using postal radio or telecommunications media, data communication and includes broadcasting.

"Content" on the other hand is defined under the Act as "any sound, text, still picture, moving picture or other audio visual representation, tactile representation or any combination of the proceeding which is capable of being created, manipulated, stored, retrieved or communicated electronically".

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