Regulation & Policy In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- Northwest Communication Delegate, Mary Maimo Mah, of Cameroon has identified eight radio stations, two television stations and four cable distributors as operating illegally in the Northwest. Maimo said these audio-visual media houses carryout indiscriminate, erroneous adverts and disregard calls from the departments against the promotion of fake drugs and schools operating illegally.Also, four illegal distribution networks also identified are: AEA, A.A SAT, MOSAIC communication Network and Excel communication Ltd.

- Malawi Information and Civic Education Minister, Patricia Kaliati has ordered the state broadcasters, Television Malawi (TVM) and Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), "to soften up" on all news broadcast about Zimbabwe.

- Vodacom has started transmitting SoLikeLife, a soap opera produced specifically for cellphones and available free to Vodacom's Vodafone live! customers. More than 1,7-million Vodafone live! users were able to download the soapie, or "mobi-soap", in the format of a one to two minute mobisode (episode) each day. The first series consists of 40 mobisodes. SoLikeLife was produced for cellphones by Ochre Moving Pictures and was sponsored by Nokia.