Regulation & Policy - In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- In Algeria over the El Moudjahid forum, Communication Minister Nacer Mehal highlighted that communication and media laws will be amended by June 2011 to allow lighter sanctions to journalists, the creation of national press cards as well as new rules for digital media.

- In Burundi media regulator ‘Conseil national de la Communication’ (CNC) has suspended the broadcast of a popular radio station due to a listener insulting President Pierre Nkurunziza on RPA’s ‘Kabizi’ programme according to local journalists. ‘Radio Publique Africaine’ (RPA), the main independent radio in the country has had to stop its signal for a limited period.