The Broadcasting Policy

Where
Uganda
When
2020
Who
Uganda Communications Commission
Ministry of Information, Communications Technology and National Guidance
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Broadcasting Policy provides the main framework for the development and regulation of the broadcasting sector in Uganda. It among other issues provides for signal distribution, cable, digital broadcasting, ownership and control of broadcasters, the film and music industries, and broadcasting pornography and violence. Concerning the Film and Music Industries, the policy aims at streamlining the operations of the film and music industries as well as promoting local production and talent. The Objectives are: 1. To promote local audio and video/film production. 2. To promote local talent and ensure that their rights are safeguarded; 3. To ensure the promotion of local video/films, advertisements, music and sound plays; 4. To ensure that video/film services are provided in safe and environmentally-friendly premises; 5. To ensure that video/film halls are not used as hubs for criminal elements.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

1. There is greater focus on local content broadcast arising out of the enforcement of a 70% local content quota by the Uganda Communications Commission resulting in greater investment in the content industries.
2. The Uganda Communications Commission is spearheading efforts aimed at streamlining and developing the film industry in Uganda, through initiatives which include The Uganda Film Festival and licensing of distributors. The major aim is to stimulate the film industry so as to enable it achieve its full potential as a source of employment, revenue creation, and preserve culture through local content. The festival showcases local content in the film industry but also focuses on other facets of promoting the industry e.g. trainings. The aim is to generate interest in the Ugandan film industry both locally and internationally, professionalism, bring all the industry players together in a more focused and promising environment.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Uganda Film Commission
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Uganda Federation of Movie Industry
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
National Association of Broadcasters
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts