Regulation & Policy In Brief:
- The National Broadcasting Board (NBB) has asserted that it has jurisdiction over both licensed and unlicenced broadcasters operating in Botswana.
- Sierra Leone's largest opposition party has taken the country's media monitoring body to court for banning its radio station.
- When the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Mutebi, was blocked by the Government from visiting Kayunga, riots broke out in Kampala. The kingdom's two radio station 88.8 and 89.2 CBS FM plus three others were closed by the Uganda Broadcasting Council. The Council's actions have been questioned by various sections of the public and human rights bodies.
- The fraud trial of former Namibian Broadcasting Corporation Director General Gerry Munyama and a co-accused, Engelbrecht Theodor, resumed in the High Court in Windhoek yesterday after an interruption of more than half a year.