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Regulation & Policy - In Brief

Ethiopia multicrackdown: 7 bloggers, journalists as well as 20 opposition party members, arrested. Full story here:

StarTimes, GOtv face consumer action over loss of TV channels. Full story here:

Liberia: Regulators to Shut Down 'Illegal' Radio, TV Stations

Barely a week and the half to the celebration of World Press Freedom Day, the Liberia Telecommunication Authority has threatened to shut down radio and Television stations, it considers illegally operating.

2014 FIFA World Cup broadcasting rights for the Middle East and Northern Africa

FIFA would like to reiterate that contrary to some reports about the 2014 FIFA World Cup coverage in the Middle East and Northern Africa, including statements attributed to ZDF, FIFA's broadcast partner in Germany, ZDF will not be broadcasting matches unencrypted on the Eutelsat Hot Bird satellite platform during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. ZDF/ARD are media rights licensees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup' for the German territory only. As such, their broadcasts will be available in the German language and restricted to Germany.

Ghana: Security Forces Harass Journalists, Seize Reporting Equipment

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has noticed with concern the increasing acts of violations perpetrated against journalists in their line of duty.

Even before the end of the first quarter of 2014, the MFWA's freedom of expression and safety of journalists monitoring shows that four cases of press freedom violations have been committed by some members of the security agencies.

World Press Freedom day: Egypt's authorities called for tolerance

Amid mounting concern for detained journalist Abdullah Elshamy's health on the hundredth day of his hunger strike, Al Jazeera has called upon the Egyptian authorities to urgently grant him access to independent medical assistance.

Somalia: Angry Mob attacks and beats TV Journalist

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) denounces the increasing violations against the press in the town of Baidoa, after angry demonstrators attacked a Television journalist and beat him seriously in the town of Baidoa on Monday 31 March, 2014, the latest in string of attacks against the journalists in Somalia.

Regulation & Policy - In Brief

Tanzania: The government is considering legal action against dealers of alternative medicine and television stations that advertise unregistered and unauthorised traditional herbs. Full story here.

IFJ Condemns killing of Radio staff in Mogadishu and clampdown on critical media

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has strongly condemned the murder of a media professional in Somalia's capital city, Mogadishu, Monday 21 April.

According to IFJ affiliate, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Mohamed Omar Mohamed, known as Amaar, an advertising and marketing staff at Radio Dalsan, was shot dead yesterday afternoon at the Mogadishu's Bakara Market. His killers, who escaped from the scene, shot him several times, the NUSOJ has reported.

African media leaders to counter hate speech

An unprecedented commitment by African media leaders to work together to counter hate speech was made in Kigali on April 18th at the conclusion of the EJN's first major initiative to strengthen journalism across the continent. The Kigali Declaration announced the launch of the campaign Turning the Page of Hate in Media, including plans for further activities in Uganda and South Africa in the coming weeks.

Zimbabwe: ZBC gives live TV coverage to parliamentary proceedings

Finally, the electorate will be the judges, courtesy of ZBC. The decision by the public broadcaster to give live television coverage to parliamentary question time every Wednesday and radio coverage by Spot FM for ordinary sittings from Tuesday to Thursday when the House is sitting will make and break some of our representatives in their chosen political field.

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