Internet News - In Brief


- The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is now offering a half-hour packaged podcast, known as GIBS FN, which features interviews with leading local business people and international thought leaders. The objective is to drive more traffic to the business school's website.

- Reporters Without Borders hails the decision by the Agadir court in Morocco to provisionally release blogger Mohamed Erraji pending the outcome of his appeal against the two-year prison sentence he received on 8 September for criticising the king in an online article. Erraji had been held in Inzegane prison, near Agadir.

- Uganda’s Monitor Publications, the publisher of Daily Monitor, has upgraded its news website, that carries the online edition of the daily, introducing new features that allow broad user interactivity and deepens the site's functionality.

- In South Africa, Sentech's retail product, MyWireless, will be dropped over the next year, following a long, controversial history. According to the state-owned enterprise's 2007/8 annual report, government made a strategic decision this year to phase out MyWireless from Sentech's arsenal of products. “In line with the 2008 to 2011 corporate plan, Sentech will phase out retail products in their current form during the 2008/9 financial year.”