Regulation and Policy - In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- In Kampala Hajji Hassan Basajjabalaba, of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, slapped and punched senior journalist Arthur Kintu at a NRM conference at the Namboole stadium in Kira Town Council, Wakiso district. Basajjabalaba is the party's chairman of the entrepreneurs' league, which brings together businessmen allied with the NRM. Kintu, a photojournalist with the government-owned newspaper "The New Vision", is the second journalist to fall victim to Basajjabalaba. Ivan Kalanzi, a journalist with Radio Two (locally known as Akaboozi), was roughed up two months ago at the Uganda Moslem Supreme Council headquarters at Old Kampala.

- South Africa: During an important gathering between ANC and COSATU bigwigs at Luthuli house, a journalist was threatened with detention for filming non-state property.