Content Regulation

Sep 22, 2020  |  Nigeria: Govt. Takes A Second Look At Ban On Content Exclusivity - Signals Possible Overturn!

The Nigerian Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has given the strongest signal yet that the profoundly controversial ban on content exclusivity embedded in the amended 6th Nigerian Broadcasting Code could be overturned.   During a virtual meeting with Facebook Vice President of ...


Sep 17, 2020  |  Nigeria: Filmmakers At-Risk Of Jail-Time For Movie With Homosexual Themes

Two Nigerian movie-makers risks up to 14 years in prison if they do not bow to the country's authorities request that they pull the plug on their homosexual themed movie "Ife". The movie creators seem to be facing-off with the ...


Aug 18, 2020  |  Tanzania: Regulator Seeks To Clarify New Rules On Foreign Media Broadcasts

Mr James Kilaba, Director-General of the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has sought to clarify the new rules and regulations that sought to control if and how broadcasting stations in Tanzania air "materials from another station within or outside the ...


Aug 14, 2020  |  Nigeria: Broadcast Regulator Fines Radio Station 99.3FM For Hate Speech

Nigeria's National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the country's broadcast sector regulator, is said to have issued a five million naira (US$15,000) fine to the broadcast station Nigeria Info 99.3FM for allowing its airwaves to be used for news and views that ...


South Africa: Govt. Agency To Investigate DStv's Deal With Netflix And Amazon Prime Video

The Competition Commission of South Africa - the government agency focussing business practices and activities for competitive fairness and openness - has said it is launching an urgent investigation into Multichoice plans to add Netflix and Amazon prime video to ...