Regulation & Policy - In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- Striking Kenya Broadcasting Corporation workers demonstrated on the streets of Nairobi seeking audience with Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Broadcast operations remained paralysed at the State broadcaster, with the TV station and Radio not airing news bulletins. Secretary General of the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Francis Atwoli has however, urged the striking workers to resume work and let their union resolve their grievances. He said the strike had no backing of the union because it is illegal. KBC staff has been on strike when they vowed to remain out of their work stations to protest failure by the government to implement their 500 percent pay increase deal. But Information Minister Samuel Poghisio insists that all their grievances had been addressed and were being implemented in phases.

- Justice M Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered Multichoice Nigeria Limited to give and file an undertaking within seven days to pay damages to Musical Copyright Society Nigeria (MCSN) should it be found that the interlocutory order it is seeking to restrain the society from demanding for payment for the use of works in its repertoire without permission.

- South Africa’s broadcasting regulator Icasa is expected to furnish its reasons within the next week for barring TopTV from launching adult channels on its satellite pay-TV platform.