Regulation & Policy - In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- South Africa: A notice is hereby given that the Minister of Arts and Culture invites nominations of persons to serve on the Council of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). Section 6(1) of the National Film and Video Foundation Act, 1997 (Act No. 73 of 1997) states that the Foundation shall act through a Council comprising of no fewer than nine (9) and no more than fourteen (14) members. In terms of section 6(5)(a) of the Act, a member of the Council is appointed for a period not exceeding three (3) years.

- January 2014: Cameroon has launched DTT through a partnership with Digital TV.

- Al Jazeera in Egypt: Commenting on the statement issued by the Egyptian prosecutor’s office regarding the Al Jazeera English journalists they are detaining, Al Jazeera spokesperson Osama Saeed said, “The accusations against our journalists do not stand up to scrutiny. Our detained team had been working in Cairo for some time and people can still watch their work online. It was all of the highest journalistic standards and integrity, as has been all out output since the start of the momentous events in Egypt three years ago. “We have been overwhelmed by the global calls for our journalists to be released and the Egyptian authorities would be well advised to take heed.”