The Uganda Communications Commission [UCC] has summoned management of Salt Media owned by underfire city Pastor Aloysius Bujingo.
In a communication on Wednesday evening, the regulator said it received complaints from concerned citizens about the nature and broadcast content on salt TV.
Complainants allege that Salt Media has been airing abusive content that violets established standards, directed towards Teddy Naluswa.
“The Commission has in accordance with Section 45 of the Uganda Communications Act of 2013, initiated investigations into the complaints/allegations, and directed salt TV management to make written submissions or presentation in defense of and against the complaint/allegations,” UCC noted.
The media house is already on heat from journalists after its staff beat up fellow journalists for reporting a protest against Pastor Bujingo.
Bukedde journalist critical after beating by Salt Media staff
Godfrey Katongole, a journalist working with the Vision Group’ Bukedde television is admitted at Old Kampala Moslem Hospital in critical condition after being assaulted at Salt Media premises in Lungujja, Kampala.
Speaking after the visit, Uganda Journalists Association [UJA] President Kazibwe Bashir gave Salt Media journalists a 2-week ultimatum to appear before journalists association disciplinary committee or be sued.
Muriisa Martin Junior, a journalist at Record TV, said his workmate Kiberu Sirajje was also assaulted.
He said the journalists confiscated and dismantled Siraje’s gadgets. He identified the culprits as Robert Mutebi, Bone Wandudu and Sebalamu Eric.