On Air: Uganda Public Broadcasting Corporation Survey Report

The Uganda Public Broadcasting Corporation Survey Report looks at potential challenges to the integrity of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) as public broadcaster, and makes comprehensive recommendations to protect the independence, integrity, and impartiality of public broadcasting through: fairer regulation and legislation; greater access to information; as well as greater transparency and accountability of the public broadcaster to its citizens.

Launched in Kampala, Uganda on May 25, 2010, the key findings of the report state that civil society and political groupings view the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation as a government-owned and controlled media. This goes against the mandate of a “public broadcaster” that should be accountable to the public and not the government.

The report is a result of a two-year study supported by the Open Society Foundations and the Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project.