Regulation & Policy News: In Brief

Regulation & Policy

Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn that Sheik Nur Mohamed Abkey, a radio journalist based in Mogadishu, yesterday became the first journalist to be murdered this year in Somalia. The organisation has been told that members of the Al-Shabaab militia recently threatened to resume killing journalists due to political struggles.

On World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders names eight "predators" hostile to media freedom - including presidents, chiefs of police and rebel groups.

The free-to-air terrestrial TV broadcast rights owner for the Nigeria territory for the FIFA 2010 World Cup, Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) and Optima Sports Management International (OSMI), is organising a two-day workshop for participating Radio and Television broadcast stations on compliance for the coming tournament holding in South Africa. The event will hold at the Protea Hotel Leadway in Maryland, Lagos, from the 12th to the 13th of May 2010.

The Mozambican government, through its Information Office (GABINFO) launched in Maputo on Wednesday, a public debate on the new Broadcasting Law to be introduced in the country.