TWITTER SPACE: Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill, 2022 

Date: Tuesday 2 August 2022

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm 

Channel: Twitter 

On Tuesday August 2, 2022, African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) in collaboration with the Uganda Media Sector Working Group (UMSWG) will host a public dialogue on Twitter Spaces to discuss the ongoing review of Uganda’s media laws. 

The purpose of this dialogue is to engage media stakeholders and the public in a constructive debate on the nature, relevance, and future of the legal regime governing the media. 

Background

On 18 July 2022, Kampala Central member of parliament, Muhammad Nsereko, tabled the Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill, 2022 for first reading. The private member’s bill seeks to enhance provisions on unauthorised access to information or data in the Computer Misuse Act, 2011. 

The bill comes at a time when the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance has embarked on the review and alignment of key sector laws, to harmonize and strengthen the regulatory, coordination, policy, monitoring and oversight functions within the communications and media sector. 

Objectives 

The dialogue aims to:

  • Identify key issues affecting the regulation of the media industry in Uganda; 
  • Identify key issues media stakeholders need to pay attention to in regard to the ongoing media law review; and 
  • Propose recommendations for better regulation of the media sector in Uganda. 

Speakers: 

  1. Allan Sempala – Head of Legal, Unwanted Witness
  2. Paulo Ekochu – Chairperson, Media Council of Uganda 
  3. Edrine Wanyama- CIPESA
  4. Moses Mulondo – President, Uganda Parliamentary Press Association
  5. Marcella Karekye (@Mkarekye) – Director, Government Citizen Interaction Centre 
  6. Dr Emily Comfort Maractho- Lecturer, Uganda Christian University

Moderator: 

Raymond Mujuni, Current Affairs Editor, Nation Media Group, Uganda 

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