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May 26, 2017  |  Generating Quality Content Is A Big Issue, Says Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)

Mr Waithaka Waihenya, the Managing Director of Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) has acknowledged that the ability to generate and access quality original local content is one of the biggest challenges faced by his organisation. Kenya's regulatory authorities require broadcasters to ...


May 17, 2017  |  Scrap TV Licenses Altogether In South Africa, Says Consumer Union

In South Africa, the South African National Consumer Union (SANCU) has objected to the proposed extension of TV licence fees to people's PCs, smartphones and tablets. According to reports by the website My Broadband, SANCU is also asking the authorities ...


May 15, 2017  |  South Africa: Content Creators Want SABC 90 Percent Local Content Policy Continued

South Africa Creative Workers Union (Cwusa) is pleading with South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)'s interim board to consider carefully, and engage extensively, with all stakeholders before it takes the decision to axe the 90% local content policy. Cwusa is the ...


Mar 23, 2017  |  Senegal's Religious Channel - Touba TV - Broadcasts X-Rated Movie, Inadvertently!

The National Audiovisual Regulatory Council of Senegal is demanding a full and detailed explanation from Touba TV, a religious TV channel in the country, as to why it broadcasted what has been described as a highly explicit (x-rated) movie, right ...


Is The SABC On The Brink Of Financial Collapse? Is The Former COO To Blame?

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is apparently so cash-strapped that it is now using the reserve to pay Staff and finance programmes. The organisation's financial situation is said to be worse than 2008 when it required a massive public ...

Nigeria: National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Withdraws 54 Broadcasting Licenses

Nigeria's broadcasting regulator the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has cancelled the licenses of 54 broadcast stations for refusing to pay their fees withing the 60-day range. According to reports from the organisation, these includes both private and public broadcasting stations. ...

NIGERIA: TV Anchor, Suleiman Aledeh Reveals Why He Quit Channels Television

Nigeria's Channel Television's reporter and producer, Mr Sulaiman Aledeh recently resigned from the company to join AriseTV. Mr Aledeh was with Channels Television for eight years and co-anchored the popular breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily. He said he left the organisation ...

South Africa: ICASA Tells SABC - Editorial Policy Amendments Not Valid

ICASA (South Africa's communications industry regulator) has approved recommendations made by the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on the issue of editorial policy amendment. According to the CCC, the SABC have not complied ...

South Africa: ICASA To Review Community Broadcasting Framework

ICASA (The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) has proposed a process to examine the framework governing the community broadcasting sector. The move is aimed at finding solutions to the regulatory and operational environment within the industry. The process will ...

Nigeria's NBC To Shut Down Stations Over USD16 Million Unpaid Debt

The Nigerian Broadcast Industry Regulator, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has issued a stern warning to all the broadcasting stations in the country that are owing it licencing fees to pay within three weeks of risk being shut down. The ...

South Africa: Is The SABC Really Unable To Keep Track Of TV License Holders?

Mr James Aguma, the acting CEO of South Africa Broadcasting Corporation, has reportedly told parliament that the organisation has no proper records of the country's TV licence holders. According to sources, Aguma told parliament that R17.7 billion had to be ...

Morocco Re-Joins The African Union Of Broadcasters (AUB)

Morroco have been elected to rejoin the the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB). This decision was ratified at the organisation's10th general assembly, which ended in Dakar, Senegal on Friday 24th February 2017. The re-joining request was launched the Moroccan radio ...

"Media Must Be For The People And Accessible To All" - Faith Muthambi, SA Communications Minister

South Africa’s Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi has re-emphasised media's role in the social transformation of South Africa. Addressing delegates during an engagement breakfast meeting of the Media Development and Diversity Agency of South Africa, she highlighted the importance of readily ...

SA Independent (Indy) Media Debuts Young Independents Community Leader Competition

SA Independent (Indy) Media Debuts Young Independents Community Leader Competition The Independent Media in South Africa have launched the "Young Independents community leader competition". 100 aspiring young leaders aged between 18 and 35 who are innovators, influencers, leaders within their ...