Since the liberalization of the broadcast sector in Uganda a number of commercial stations totaling to over 300 for radio and about 36 Television have come up. The country has one government broadcaster Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) that is supposed to provide public service broadcasting. Public service broadcasting means having a specific remit to broadcast material in public interest, which is a must for a Public broadcaster (Article 19)

However, there is a question of whether commercial stations can provide a public service function in their programming. Some arguments have been that programmes that encourage public service are not profitable therefore stations cannot venture into them.

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