Regulation & Policy - In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- In Uganda, nine radio stations have declined to air campaign advertising material designed by the Inter-Party Cooperation to drum up support for their presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye.

- An embattled Somali radio station has received an international press freedom award at a ceremony held in Paris, France on Dec. 14th. 2010. The Mogadishu-based station, Radio Shabelle, has struggled to operate in the face of violence and harassment by Islamist militias. Five of its journalists have been killed in recent years. The international pressure group, Reporters Sans Frontieres, which presented the award, has described the station as a 'symbol of courage'.