Section 29 (1) Press and Journalist Act 1995 provides that ;
No person being an employee of a foreign mass media organisation or working as a freelancer for that mass media shall practise journalism in Uganda unless he or she is in possession of an accreditation card issued by the council.
Section 29 (2) states that ;
The accreditation card reffered to in his section shall be issued upon payment of fees and upon such terms as may be prescribed by the council.
The Media Council works hand in hand with Media Centre on matters of accreditation of foreign journalists. This therefore means that accreditation forms can be acquired from either Media Council or Media Centre offices.
There is however no harm if the journalists use either the Media Centre or the Media Council as their first point of contact.
Press accreditation process is considered complete at the Media Council offices after payment of the prescribed fees and issuance of an accreditation card.
(ii) A letter from an employer to the Secretary Media Council stating the purpose of visit.
(II) Two-passport size photographs. Can be attached physically or electronically.
(III) Form G is filled stating the particulars of the applicant.
(Down load Form G)
(IV) On approval by the Secretary a fee of $100 Dollars per person is paid for a period not exceeding 30 days. Beyond 30 days up to 1 year of stay $200 Dollars per person is paid.
(V) Payment can be made at the Media Council offices in Kampala or the money can be wired to our Account.
Account name: Media Council
Barclays Bank (Uganda) Ltd.
7 Account No. 1419662
(VI) A press accreditation card/permit is issued to the applicant to complete the process.
(VII) physical Address:
Postel Building, Kampala
Clement Hill Road, 11th Floor-Rm. 21
P.O. Box 23780
Secretary Media Council (Mr. Pius Mwinganisa)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
Other Council Nos:
LIST OF CERTIFIED JOURNALISTS AS OF 2007 ( click here to download)