Members of Parliament have asked the Uganda Communication Commission to immediately revoke the warning letter issued to NBS TV and other media houses ordering them to suspend their news editors, producers and programmes managers for the alleged breach of minimum media standards of broadcasting.
The legislators led by Opposition Chief whip Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda said the letters amount to a draconian order that undermines the freedom of media in the country.
Ssemujju argued that as Uganda prepares to join the rest of the World on Friday to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day, such orders undermine the freedom of media and are un called for.
Other legislators told government to prevail over the management of UCC.
The legislators also tasked government to explain claims that both Dr. Kiiza Besigye and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine have been banned from being hosted on any radio station or TV station.
Chris Baryomunsi, the minister of state for Housing said no orders had been issued to police to block any politician from accessing media houses.
The minister of state for internal Affairs Obiga Kania, police has the powers to block any politician detected to disseminating wrong information to the public.
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