Government is mobilising resources to enable Transmedia Corporation to spearhead migration to digital broadcasting ahead of the International Telecommunications Union 2015 deadline for the switch, which will see Zimbabwe capacitated to have at least 80 television channels. Modalities for licensing more broadcasters by next year, in a sector long monopolised by the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, are being worked out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.