Regulation & Policy News - In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- Abdi Jeylani Malaq, a TV actor, comedian and producer also known as Marshale, was fatally shot in cold blood by unidentified gunmen as he was about to enter his home in the Mogadishu district of Waberi, SUdan at around 7 p.m. on 1st Aug. 2012. The method of operation used in the killing and the threats he had previously received suggest that it was the work of the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab. Malaq, who worked for Universal TV, wrote and performed in popular television dramas in which he used humour to criticize both the federal transitional government and armed groups, including Al-Shabaab. A journalist working for Universal TV, Abdulkadir Omar Abdulle, narrowly survived an attack in Mogadishu on 7 July, when two individuals shot him in the stomach and leg at close range. Full story here:

- In Zambia, Information and Broadcasting Permanent Secretary Amos Malumpenga has said his ministry would soon bring piracy to a halt in Zambia. He said the ministry would ensure that all the music that is produced in Zambia had holograms. Speaking at the launch of a documentary film 'Livingstone town: The hidden treasure', at Chrismar hotel in Livingstone on Saturday, Mr Malupenga said the Government would ensure that security will help the arts resolve the problem of piracy Full story here:  dated 30 july 2012. 

- The Reporters Association says it is cautiously following with deep interest the arrest by the Liberia National Police and ongoing detention of Liberian journalist Darlington Pelenah on damaging accusation of armed robbery. The Reporters Association said its profound interest in the case stems from the detail that journalist Pelenah of Kings FM/TV was arrested by the Police on the basis of a "victim's account", linking him to the crime instead of details investigations by the police. Full story here: