|Owner(s)||Government of Uganda
Institutional & Individual Investors
|Publisher||New Vision Group|
|Headquarters||2-4 First Street, Kampala, Uganda|
|Circulation||Weekdays & Saturdays:32,500
The New Vision is one of two main national newspapers in Uganda. It is published by the New Vision Group, which has its head office on First Street, in the Industrial Area of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city in that East African country.
It was established in its current form in 1986 by the Ugandan Government. New Vision is broadly sympathetic to the government of President Yoweri Museveni. It was founded in 1955 as the Uganda Argus, a British colonial government publication. Between 1962 and 1971, the first Obote government kept the name of its daily publication as Uganda Argus. Following the rise to power of Idi Amin in 1971, the government paper was renamed Voice of Uganda. When Amin was deposed in 1979, the second Obote government named its paper Uganda Times. When the National Resistance Movement seized power in 1986, the name of the government daily newspaper was changed to New Vision. The Uganda Argus and its successors always presented as the "official" newspaper of the regime in power.
New Vision Group
The holding company that owns the New Vision newspaper is The New Vision Printing & Publishing Company Limited, also referred to as the New Vision Group. The Group owns other newspapers, radio stations and two television stations, as of October 2009.
The businesses owned by the New Vision Group include:
- New Vision newspaper - Published in English
- Bukedde newspaper - Published in Luganda
- Orumuri newspaper - Published in Runyankole/Rukiga
- Etop newspaper - Published in Ateso
- Rupiny newspaper - Published in Luo
- Premiership magazine - Soccer magazine covering English, African and Ugandan soccer news - Published monthly in English.
- City Beat magazine - Entertainment magazine aimed at the affluent 19 to 35 demographic age group - Published monthly in English
- Bride & Groom magazine - Bridal magazine - Published quarterly in English
- Secondary Schools Directory - Published annually in English
- Vision Printing Limited - Most newspapers in Uganda, Rwanda and Southern Sudan are printed by Vision Printing.
- Vision Voice FM 94.8 - Based in Kampala. Broadcasts in English, covers a radius of 100 kilometres (62 mi).
- Radio Bekedde FM 100.5 - Based in Kampala. Broadcasts in Luganda
- Radio West FM 100.2 - Based in Mbarara. The dominant radio station in western Uganda. Broadcasts in Runyankole/Rukiga, Runyoro/Rutoro and English.
- Radio Rupiny FM 95.7 - Based in Gulu. Broadcasts in Luo
- Radio Etop FM 99.4 - Based in Soroti. Broadcasts in Ateso
- TV West - Launched in May 2010. Transmits in the fours R's (Runyankore, Rukiga, Runyoro, Rutoro)
- Bukedde Television (BTV) - Launched in October 2009. Transmits in Luganda
The New Vision Group is owned by the Ugandan government (53%) and by institutional and individual investors (47%). The shares of the Group are traded on the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE). The table below summarizes the ownership structure of the New Vision Group.