Broadcast News - In Brief


- In Tunisia and according to Sigma Conseil, here are the audience numbers of the main TV channels for the first 10 months of 2012:
1. Al Watanya 1 : 23,3%
2. Hannibal TV : 23,3%
3. Ettounsiya : 22,7%
4. Nessma : 8,5%
5. Al Watanya 2 : 3,4%.

- Pay-TV broadcaster TopTV has launched a new, locally produced current affairs programme on its flagship channel, Top One (channel number 150). The hour-long weekly show, "Real Issues", is broadcast on Wednesday evenings at 20h30 and introduces a new topic each week that provokes discussion among studio participants and makes extensive use of social media for viewer interaction. Full story

- The Public Affairs Committee (PAC), a predominantly faith-based organisation which is reportedly very influential in Malawi, has called on authorities in government to depoliticise state owned broadcaster, the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).