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Media ordered off Mumbere reporting

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The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has ordered broadcast media in Uganda to stop airing programmes about incidents that happened in Kasese, resulting in the killing of 62 people and the arrest of the Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere.

According to the UCC, the Kasese matter is before court and any reporting about it is sub judice.

BLOCK: The document stopping the broadcast of Kasese incidents

‘Any broadcast of matters in courts of law must be done in such a way not to prejudice the rights of the suspects and victims or otherwise compromise the court processes,’ the UCC statement dubbed ‘Public Notice’ reads in part.

‘This is therefore, to direct all broadcasters to observe the minimum broadcasting standards and the law to ensure that to forthwith refrain from further airing any programs regarding the Kasese incident and/or the prosecution of Charles Wesley Mumbere,’ the statement adds.

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