Regulation & Policy - In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- DRC: Journalist in Danger (JED) acknowledges the decision made by the High Court of Kinshasa/Gombe condemning the broadcast regulator (CSAC) to pay the sum of US $40,000 in damages and interest to Mr. Léon Nembalemba. Mr. Nembalemba is the owner of Molière TV, a private station based in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Source: All Africa

- Sudan: A new video has been posted on YouTube showing a Sudanese police officer publically flogging an unidentified woman in public marking the second recording of its kind the last two years.
Source: All Africa

- Tunisia: Media professionals observed a general strike at the call of the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) and the General Union of Culture and Information (SGCI) stemming from the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT).

- This movement is organised in protest against the multiple violations of the freedom of the press, recorded in the past period.
Source: All Africa

- The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) confirms its refusal of the closure sanction on the media outlets because of what is being broadcasting on these outlets. Such a sanction is a clear attack on the right to freedom of expression as well as an attack on the right of the audience to watch the media outlets in order to judge them by themselves. ANHRI deplores the decisions issued by the Administrative Judiciary Court, at the State Council to stop the broadcast of five satellite channels; they are Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr, Al-Hafez, Al-Quds, Ahrar 25 TV and Yarmouk tv.
Source: All Africa