THE Independent Media Council of Uganda (IMCU) wants FM radio stations to reduce broadcasting hours from 24 to eight, writes Nelson Wesonga in The Monitor.
The chairman of the IMCU, Mr Kintu Musoke, said on Thursday in
Kampala that since many of the FM stations allocate a lot of time to
"poor quality programmes, this will compel them to settle for quality
instead of quantity".
quality. You should limit it to eight hours instead of having one
presenter speaking for four hours. Such a presenter will run out of
what to speak about."
He added that central government should let the media regulate
itself. "Self regulation keeps at bay the power of the state which
could lead to unjustifiable interference in media content and thus
violate rights to free speech."
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