Regulation and Policy News - In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- Reporters Without Borders condemned assaults by Islamist militias on two radio stations in Mogadishu that occurred on 18 September 2010. Radio HornAfrik was ransacked and looted by members of Al-Shabaab while Global Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) was taken over by Hizb-Al-Islam, which has decided to use it for broadcasting its own propaganda.

- In Uganda, Dickson Ssentongo, a news presenter on Prime Radio, a Seventh Day Adventist station in the southeastern district of Mukono, was beaten to death by unidentified assailants using metal bars as he walked to work on 13 September 2010. Ssentongo’s murder came just three days after radio and TV reporter Paul Kiggundu was lynched by an angry crowd in the southern town of Rakai on 10 September 2010.

- The Monitor from Uganda reported that Buganda Radio should soon re-open. President Museveni has softened his hard-line stance on Buganda Kingdom's shut-down radio CBS, telling Cabinet that the radio station should come back on air.