The High Authority for Press and Broadcasting (La Haute Autorité de la Presse et de l’Audiovisuel - HAPA) in charge of media regulation in Mauritania warned private television channels that have engaged in fundraising campaign to benefit certain charities for humanitarian purposes. Read the full story here.
Sao Tome and Principe is committed to develop an investment plan for the migration of TV and radio signals from analog to digital, announced the General telecommunications Regulatory Authority (AGER) at the end of June 2014.
'We are in the process of defining an action plan, a strategy to be submitted to the government so that we can recover lost time', said the PCA AGER, Orlando Fernandes.
The Tunisian government has taken a series of measures including the closure of mosques and media calling for jihad and developping a speech inciting violence in reaction to the recent armed attack linked to al Qaeda groups, which caused the death of 15 soldiers.
In a statement, the government announced "the immediate closure of mosques outside the control of the Ministry of Religious Affairs" and places of worship where radical Salafists celebrated for the dead.
- The value of digitally pirated products downloaded and sold through the Internet globally will rise to $240 billion (N38.4 trillion) by 2015 if precautionary measures are not taken immediately, according to Frontier Economies, an online business research platform.
- The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has launched the Nigerian e-Copyright Registration System (NeCRS) designed to protect copyright owners from intellectual property theft.
The SABC cannot punish its chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng for a lie he told 19 years ago.
This is according to SABC board chairperson Ellen Tshabalala in court papers opposing a court bid by the DA contesting Motsoeneng’s permanent appointment as the COO of the public broadcaster.
In her opposing affidavit, Tshabalala denied that the SABC board and Communications Minister Faith Muthambi rewarded “malfeasance” when appointing Motsoeneng last month. “He has been appointed in the interests of the SABC to achieve its stability going forward,” she argued.
On Digital Media (ODM) seems to have mislead the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) by giving the regulator impression that its three pornographic channels – Private Spice (which has since changed to Brazzers), Desire TV and Playboy TV – would show conventional/healthy sex between couples, the Western Cape High Court heard on Monday.
Darryl Cooke, for the Justice Alliance of SA (JASA) told the court that a perusal of the content screened by ODM’s adult channels clearly showed that this was not the case, with shows such as and on the air.
- The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has called for extensive consultations on Puntland’s draft media law to ensure the legislation is consistent with provisional constitution of Somalia and international standards of freedom of expression.
Young people in Swaziland are turning to social media sites such as Facebook because it allows them to enjoy 'the fundamental rights to freedom of expression' that is denied to them elsewhere in the kingdom, a research report has found.
They also bypass mainstream media such as television, radio and newspapers in favour of social media, the report jointly published by the Media Institute of Southern Africa and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) said.