Regulation & Policy - In Brief
- Local radio stations in Ghana have been urged to refocus their reporting and discussions on basic issues that affect their communities rather than allowing national issues to dominate their stations' programming. This was contained in a statement signed and issued by Prof. Kwame Karikari, Executive Director of Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) on 10 August 2011.
- Farah Hassan Sahal, 45, a “Radio Simba” staff member was killed by a sniper last week in the midst of fighting between insurgents and the Somali government and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in Mogadishu, report the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).
- The Gambian state security agency forced radio station Taranga FM to drop its popular news and current affairs programs for the second time this year, local journalists said.