Regulation & Policy In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- Two journalists of the Cameroon Radio and Television, CRTV, were arrested, tortured and humiliated at the Gendarmerie Brigade in the Madagascar neighborhood in Yaounde on May, 18.

- On 8 May 2008, the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Guinea, Alfred Saury Guilarogui, and two of his officers stormed Nostalgie FM, a privately-owned radio station in Conakry and forcibly interrupted the station's broadcasting at the time of an interview of a businessman, Mamadou Sylla, which was highly critical of Prime Minister Lansana Kouyate and the government.

- Capital Radio, an aspiring commercial radio station in Zimbabwe was violently shut down by the Zimbabwe government and had its equipment confiscated by the police in 2000. The station had begun operating after successfully challenging the broadcast monopoly of the state owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) in 2000. In pleading for the speedy conclusion of this matter, MISA-Zimbabwe argued that the matter is taking too long to be heard.

- Coordinator of the Office of National Security east Tuesday accused Radio Nongowa's popular Krio magazine programme called Kamboi Hill of campaigning for one of the political parties ahead of the July 5 local government elections