Regulation & Policy - In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- A Tanzanian TV journalist was killed on Sunday during a confrontation with police over the arrest of another journalist, according to several local journalists who witnessed the shooting. The victim was identified as Daudi Mwangosi, a reporter with the private station Channel Ten and chairman of the press club in the southern city of Iringa, who was covering an opposition party gathering in Nyololo village, local journalists told CPJ. Supporters of Chadema cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Party for Democracy and Progress) had gathered in defiance of a ban on political demonstrations, which had been put in place during an ongoing regional census, according to news reports. Violence ensued when police beat the Chadema supporters and fired tear gas at them, local journalists said.

- In Uganda, Police officers attacked William Ntege, a television reporter for the Wavah Broadcasting Service, and pushed him down the stairs of the station, local journalists said. Ntege hurt his leg and his video camera was destroyed, the journalists said. Police had also broken a camera belonging to Ntege in 2011, finally compensating it for him earlier this year. News reports said Ntege had used the money to buy the camera that was destroyed. (Source: October 5, 2012, CPJ).

- Somalia: Security agents in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland shuttered private broadcaster Horseed FM and ordered Internet service providers in the region to block the station's website, according to local journalists.