Regulation & Policy - In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- Uganda: 35 Ministers have been implicated in the suspected abuse of public resources which has cost Uganda Broadcasting Corporation more than Shs50 billion. Three more broadcast stations, including WBS TV in Masaka District, have been switched off air by the police, bringing to 13 the number of media entities shut down over reported illegal use of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) equipment (source: Monitor).

- The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) invites all interested stakeholders to take part in the Authority’s initiative to review the existing analogue broadcasting regulatory frameworks to be in line with the digital era.

- Icasa also threatened that it will take TopTV to court to prevent the pay TV operator from unilaterally starting a new stand-alone pornographic package for which it has no approval certificate.

- Somalia: TV Journalist is held without charges. (10 January 2012)
The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland to explain why they have detained Royal Television correspondent Yusuf Ali since Sunday.