In Brief - Regulation&Policy

Regulation & Policy

Reporters Without Borders condemns the acts of intimidation and violence to which journalists are currently being subjected in Côte d'Ivoire, as the political crisis resulting from the 28 November presidential election drags on with no sign of a resolution in sight.

The Rwanda Journalists Association, has petitioned the senate to review articles in the penal code prescribing prison terms for defamation.

ACPFilms has launched its free legal assistance service for all cinema and audiovisual professionals. The legal assistance service is provided by the Gyory law firm in Brussels (Belgium). It includes a "Guide to copyright and cinema and audiovisual contracts" for cinema and audiovisual professionals and their advisers. This Guide presents a number of basic elements of the cinema and audiovisual industry with which professionals must be familiar. The Guide is freely accessible to all professionals on and will be updated regularly. Contacts:  Moussa Sawadogo or Michel Gyory