Broadcast Regulation

Oct 22, 2019  |  Nigeria: Govt Presses Forward With WebTv Licensing Despite Outcry -Reports

Nigeria’s Federal government has confirmed that it will go ahead with the licensing of online televisions, as the move will sanitise the country’s broadcast industry. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, made this revelation and also ...


Oct 21, 2019  |  Why Nigeria Is Ending DStv's Monopoly In Sports Broadcasting — Government Minister

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has announced that the Nigerian government is determined to end all monopoly in broadcasting because it is detrimental to the immense potential in the industry. The minister said this yesterday (Sunday) at ...


Oct 21, 2019  |  NCA Denies Muting Free Speech By Shutting Down Radio Stations In Ghana

The National Communications Authority (NCA) in Ghana has rejected the claims by former President John Mahama that its decision to close down various radio stations stifles free speech. The Authority issued a statement saying that it was only carrying out ...


Oct 14, 2019  |  BON Acting Chairman -Sir Godfrey Ohuabunwa, Appointed Member Of Nigeria NBC Reform Committee

The Acting Chairman of BON and CEO of Gospell Digital Technology, Sir Godfrey Ohuabunwa, has been appointed as a member of the Nigeria NBC Reform Committee By the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The chosen committee consists ...


NBC Issues Fines To 45 Stations For Violating Nigeria’s Broadcast Code

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned no less than 45 broadcasting stations which allegedly violated its code in the second quarter of 2019, according to the Commission’s Director-General, Mallam Ishaq Kawu. Kawu announced this at a recent news conference ...

Nigeria: Licensing Of Web TV And Online Radio Receives Mixed Reactions

Mixed reactions have met the recent move by Nigeria's federal government to license online radio and TV stations. While some welcomed the new development, critics said that the move is wrong and cannot be justified. The proposed licensing of online ...

Nigeria’s NBC Threatens To Sanction Broadcasters That Violate Codes

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has announced that it will prosecute broadcast stations that air content that contravenes the nation’s broadcasting code.   Alhaji Ikra Bilbis, the Chairman, and Modibbo Kawu, the Director-General of the NBC, stated this in separate ...

Industry Stakeholders Concerned Over Nigeria's Proposed Broadcast Industry Reform

Recently Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, announced several measures the government plans to implement in order to reform the broadcasting industry. These plans include the licensing of web TV, online radio and foreign broadcasters. Mohammed informed ...

NBC Urges Nigeria’s Broadcasters To Practice Responsible Conflict Reporting

National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has urged Nigeria’s broadcasters to be mindful of the content they deliver members of the public and the manner in which the content is delivered, as the country is currently going through some frightening security challenges. ...

Somalia Suspends Two Private TV Stations

Authorities in Somalia have confirmed that they have suspended the activities of two private TV channels namely Eryal TV and Horyaal 24TV, accusing them of inciting violence, according to a press rights group and a station manager. Police are reported ...

Nigeria: NBC Introduces 6th Broadcasting Code To Minimise Fake News

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has introduced a new edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code, the 6th edition in its series. This new edition was brought about to enhance development and professionalism in Nigeria’s broadcast industry.   Mallam Isaq Modibbo ...

NCC Collaborates With NTA To Improve Copyright Protection In Nigeria’s Broadcast Industry

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) have formed a partnership to launch a copyright awareness and enforcement campaign to create a well-regulated broadcast space and do away with piracy of protected broadcast signals across Nigeria. ...

Somaliland Censors And Bans Two Privately-Owned TV Stations Indefinitely

Somaliland, a region of Somalia in East Africa has reportedly censored and banned two privately-owned TV stations in the capital of Hargeisa - Eryal TV and Horyaal 24 TV - indefinitely, taking both the TV stations off the air. ...

South Africa: ICASA To Investigate Broadcasting ‘Must-Carry’ Regulations

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has released a press statement announcing that it intends to launch an inquiry into South African broadcasting’s must-carry regulations to determine if they need to be amended. According to ICASA, the cause ...

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