Com­mu­ni­ca­tions reg­u­la­tor sus­pends 23 ra­dio sta­tions for pro­mot­ing witchcraft

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UGANDA: Uganda Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion has shut down 23 ra­dio sta­tions over “lack of minimum broad­cast­ing stan­dards.”

Li­cences of the sta­tions were sus­pended for al­legedly pro­mot­ing witchcraft in a move that sent shock­waves across the coun­try’s broad­cast in­dus­try.

Pamela Ankunda, a spokesper­son for the UCC, said the de­ci­sion was taken after the sta­tions ig­nored in­ces­sant warn­ings, cit­ing a 2014 di­rec­tive where all broad­cast­ers were warned against ad­ver­tis­ing and pro­mot­ing witchcraft..

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