UCC Directs ISPs To Block 27 Porn Sites

UCC Directs ISPs To Block 27 Porn Sites

Uganda Communications Commissions (UCC) has ordered internet service providers to block over twenty seven porn sites in the country.

According to a statement released by the executive director Godfrey Mutabazi, section 17 of the Anti-Pornography Act, all ISPs must ensure that pornographic material is not uploaded or downloaded through their services.

It further mentions both the local and international porn sites that were provided to the communications regulators by the Pornography Control Committee (PCC) which was established under Section 3 of the Anti-Pornography Act 2014 to ensure early detection and prohibition of pornography in Uganda.

The 10 popular international sites, according to the list include, XVideos, PornHub, Xnxx, RedTube and for local, the list has 17 sites, including Massage Republic, City of Love, Escorts in Kampala, Exotic Uganda, Escorts Uganda among others.

Part of the statement with the number of porn sites to be blocked

Streaming pornographic content to Uganda is contrary to Section 13 of the Anti-Pornography Act 2014.

Instituted in August of 2017 by Ethics minister Fr. Simon Lokodo, the nine-member pornography control team is charged with preventing the use or spread of pornographic materials and information through apprehending and prosecuting perpetrators, collecting and destroying pornographic materials.

During their inauguration Lokodo said they would be provided with Shs2 billion every year to facilitate their activities to root out the vice that he said was “now eroding Uganda’s human resource” and in turn hindering “the achievement of our vision.”

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