Regulation & policy

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.

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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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Libyan state TV airs video of Saadi Gaddafi apologising to the nation & asking for forgiveness: Saadi Gaddafi, Muammar Gaddafi's third son, asks Libyans for forgiveness in interview videotaped in prison.
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Chad: PM opens the Constitutive General Assembly of Private Television in Africa

Monday, March 31, 2014, Chad's Prime Minister, His Excellency Mr. Kalzeub Payimi Deubet chaired the opening of the Constituent General Assembly of the African Private TV ceremony at the "palais du 15 Janvier".

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This first meeting which took place in N'Djamena was attended by 7 private  African TV channels and a TV partner from DUBAI. The purpose of these meetings is to develop a network of private African television channels.

Zimbabwe: Muchechetere Fingers Charamba for ZBC Collapse

The presidential spokesperson George Charamba, who is also Secretary for Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, has been accused of interference and causing the chaotic mess plaguing the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), according to the Newsday newspaper.

Tunisia: Transition - the Role of the Media

In the span of only one month, Tunisia has witnessed the historic passing of a transitional justice law and adoption of a new constitution. Implementation of transitional justice processes, as mandated through the law passed on December 24th, 2013, has already commenced with the selection of commissioners of the upcoming Truth and Dignity Commission.

Kenya: Three Stations to Get Digital TV Licence, Switch Date Moved

The Court of Appeal on Friday moved the deadline for the migration to digital television to September 30 (2014) after finding that at the time the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) awarded the second digital Broadcast Signal Distribution (BSD) licence, it was not independently constituted.

The three-judge bench of Roselyn Nambuye, Daniel Musinga and David Maraga therefore declared null and void the licence issued by the CCK to the Pan African Network Group.

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