President Yoweri Museveni will on Tuesday make a presentation on the impact of “fake news” at a one-day interactive session on “Media Coverage and National Security in Uganda”.
The dialogue organised by the Ministry of Security, will also have the ICT minister, Frank Tumwebaze, Security Minister, Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, academics, media owners and Uganda Communications Commission officials make presentations.
Fake news is described online as a type of yellow journalism that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via the traditional print, broadcasting news media, or via Internet-based social media.
Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically, often with sensationalist, exaggerated, or patently false headlines that grab attention.
Lt.Gen. Henry Tumukunde will tomorrow speak at the Media-Security Dialogue about Effects of Media Leaks on National Security#MediaSecurityUG pic.twitter.com/X4Mh8NRvai
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TUESDAY TENTATIVE PROGRAM
Event and Theme: Media Coverage and National Security in Uganda
VENUE: MAIN CONFERENCE HALL
(OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT TWIN TOWERS BUILDING)
08:00 am – 08:50 am Guest Arrival and Registration
09:00 am – 09:30 am Official Opening: Hon. Min. Frank Tumwebaze Min. ICT&NG
Presentation: State of the Media in Uganda
09:30 am – 09:45 am Mr. Moses Watasa, – Comm. Info – Min. ICT & NG
Presentation: State of ICT and the Media in Uganda
09:45 am – 10:00 am Mr. Kin Karisa, CEO – NBS TV and Chairperson National Association of Broadcasters (Uganda)
Presentation: Coexistence of Media Freedom & National Security in Uganda
10:00 am – 10:30am Prof. Goretti Nassanga, Mak. Uni. Journalism & Mass Comm
Presentation: Media Coverage and National Security
10:30 am – 11:00 am Mr. Fred Otunnu Director Corporate Affairs – UCC
Presentation: Regulation in the Converged Digital Era
11:00 am – 11:30 am Audience Discussions/Tea break
11:30 am – 12:00 am Hon. Min. Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, Minister for Security
Presentation: Effect of Media Leaks on National Security
12:00 am – 01:00 pm Arrival of Chief Guest, H.E. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni