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Uganda Govt to close 32 stations

The Uganda Government has taken the unusual step of announcing it will close 32 radio and television stations within a fortnight for allegedly offending minimum broadcasting standards and defaulting on the mandatory annual licence renewal fee.

A report in the Daily Monitor says the [i]Uganda Broadcasting Council, the statutory body regulating the broadcasting industry, placed a media advert yesterday in The New Vision newspaper, giving proprietors of the affected stations up to February 9 to “show cause as to why their respective permission to broadcast should not be withdrawn by the Council.”[/i]

One station owner spoke to the newspaper and said he did not know why his station has been listed for closure.

Read the full story [link=http://www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/news/Govt_to_close_32_radio_TV_stations_78914.shtml]here[/link].

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