REGULATION & POLICY

Regulation & Policy - In Brief

The Committee to Protect Journalists (NYC) condemns the shooting of a Somali radio journalist in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, and calls on the government to immediately take steps to bring the perpetrators to justice. Unknown gunmen shot 20-year-old radio journalist Hurriya Abdulkadir four times as she left her office at Radio Galkayo, the state broadcaster in the Garsoor neighborhood of Galkayo, local journalists told CPJ. She was hospitalized in stable condition with wounds to the stomach, chest, and right hand, news reports said. Abdulkadir is the news editor, producer, and presenter for Radio Galkayo and a correspondent for the Mogadishu-based Radio Risaale.

Nigeria on 22 September 2011: Television and radio stations operating in the country have up to 2012 to upgrade their services to digitalised functions or face proscription, the regulating body - Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) - has said.

Digitaltveurope.net reported that French competition regulator “Autorité de la Concurrence” has fined Canal Plus €30 million for failing to comply with a number of requirements relating to the acquisition of TPS in 2006. L’Autorité ruled that Canal Plus failed to uphold ten commitments when its parent company Vivendi acquired TPS, including a commitment to make seven channels available to internet service providers as part of their own TV offerings. The regulator said Canal Plus delayed making the channels, including premium channel TPS Star and Sport Plus, available to the ISPs until beyond the required date. Canal Plus was also found to have set too high a price to ISPs for TPS Star. Canal Plus responded immediately with a statement calling the ruling “highly unusual and disproportionate”. It said it would appeal the decision, claiming it is impossible to challenge a merger five years after it took place.

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