Regulation & Policy - In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- The Association of Community Television South Africa (Act-SA) has been formed to advance the interests of the South African community television sector.

- On June 6, 2013, the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regretted that a new media law in Burundi was promulgated with provisions that may have a negative impact on the freedom of the press. He emphasized that the right to freedom of expression and pluralistic and free media are essential components of a healthy democracy. The Secretary-General urges the Government of Burundi to ensure that its legal framework is aligned with the country’s democratic tradition, as well as the international human rights standards to which the country holds itself.