REGULATION & POLICY

Regulation & Policy In Brief

- Nigeria’s Ogun State House of Assembly has lifted the suspension clamped on the two state-owned broadcast stations, Gateway Television and Gateway Radio for the coverage of its proceedings.

- Joy Radio Station, which had its broadcasting licence suspended on 17 October 2008, has resumed broadcasting after a High Court injunction preventing the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) from revoking its licence. MACRA had ordered the station off-air over allegations of not complying with the licence agreement and provisions of the Communications Act. Ralph Kasambara, the station's lawyer told MISA-Malawi that the High Court judge felt that closing down the station could deprive Malawians of their right to information, which the radio station, as a component of the media, champions.

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