Top TV ‘The Cocktail’ moderator, Joan Nakintu could be shown the door after Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) summoned television management over her misconduct.
On Monday, while hosting Miss Uganda, Oliver Nakakande, Joan Lule a.k.a Iron Lady showed lack of professionalism and unethically attacked Miss Uganda Oliver Nakakande for failure to win the prestigious Miss World crown.
It all started when Lule threw direct shade at Nakakande’s face asking her how it felt like being a loser on a big stage.
“By the way you lost, how did that make you feel?” Lule kicked off her interview with that particular question, something that Miss Uganda admitted offended her.
Watch Joan Lule humiliating Miss Uganda, Oliver Nakakande below:
The Commission wrote to Top Television on 22 April 2020, indicating that a member of the public had complained that the station’s news broadcasts are not balanced to ensure harmony and that its presenters are unprofessional, citing the “Cocktail” program that aired on 20 April 2020 at 8 am as an example.
“The complainant alleges that during the broadcast of the show “Cocktail”, the presenter or host was unprofessional, failed to meet journalistic principles or ethics, and thus breached the broadcasting standards,” the UCC Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo wrote on 22 April 2020.
“The complainant further alleges that during the show, Ms Nakintu Joan Lule as a host of the program was unfair, lacked objectivity and impartiality required of a presenter.”
The Commission has accordingly commenced investigations into the conduct of Top Television, invoking sections 5(1) (b), (x), (j), 31,45 and 41of the Uganda Communications Act 2013.
To facilitate the investigation, the station is required to submit a recording of the said programme, alongside the programme script indicating the theme and topic of discussion that was covered.
The station must also provide proof of requisite qualifications and registration of the producer, programmes director and host of the programme as required under Sections 5 and 27 of the Press and Journalist Act.
In addition, the Commission has directed that broadcasting of the programme be suspended until after the investigation has been concluded, in order to mitigate the risk of further breach.
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