Regulation & Policy In Brief

Regulation & Policy

-The MISA-Zimbabwe chapter has filed a complaint with the African Commission for Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) over delays in the finalisation of the Capital Radio case, which is before it.

Misa Zimbabwe and the Institute for human Rights Development in Africa filed the case in August 2005 and it was set to be heard in the August 2006, but up today no proceedings have taken place. The government of Zimbabwe is yet to file its submissions before the African Union.

-War veterans rampaging through Matabeleland South last week were allegedly forcing villagers to remove satellite television receivers from their homes,accused of influencing rural voters to turn against President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF in the 29 March elections.

- Independent Media Commission (IMC), Sierra Leone's media regulatory body, cleared Unity Radio, a station operated by the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP), of four allegations of misconduct.

MFWA's correspondent reported that the decision was made after Unity Radio was forcibly shut down on 8 May on the orders of the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo.The Ministry of Information and Communication has accepted the IMC's decision.