Museveni to discuss how ‘fake’ news affects security

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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.


TUESDAY TENTATIVE PROGRAM

Event and Theme: Media Coverage and National Security in Uganda

VENUE: MAIN CONFERENCE HALL

(OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT TWIN TOWERS BUILDING)

TIME ACTIVITIES

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