Reports have emerged that veteran Ugandan singer Jennifer Full Figure Nakangubi has been dismissed from Salt TV following the use of inappropriate language during her stint as co-host of the morning show program, ‘Omusunsuzi.’ Full Figure had joined the Salt TV team a few months ago, co-hosting the show alongside Charles James Ssenkubuge and Robert Mutebi.
The show, however, has been the subject of numerous complaints due to the use of abusive language and unverified allegations against individuals, a breach of the minimum broadcasting standards set by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). The UCC acted swiftly and launched an investigation into the matter after reviewing the recordings and content of the show that aired between March and April.
As part of the investigation, Salt TV management was directed to submit written responses to the complaints and allegations, the recordings and program scripts of the show, proof of registration with the Media Council, and evidence of the qualifications of the editors and producers of the program. They were also required to provide evidence of the availability of pre-listening devices or time delay equipment used in live broadcasts.
Following the development, Jennifer Full Figure was removed from the program and was reportedly absent from the show today. According to sources, the musician has been let go by the media company and will not be appearing on any programs going forward.
The use of abusive language and unverified allegations against individuals is unacceptable and has no place in the media industry. Broadcasters have a responsibility to uphold minimum standards and ensure that their content is accurate, fair, and objective. The UCC has a crucial role in enforcing these standards and ensuring that media companies comply with their guidelines.
As viewers, we also have a responsibility to hold broadcasters accountable and report any instances of inappropriate language or content. By doing so, we can contribute to creating a more responsible and professional media industry. It is essential that we work together to ensure that our media is informative, entertaining, and, most importantly, ethical.