Video: Regulatory Harmonisation Key To Community Media Development In Africa, Says Adwoa Ankoma, Creatives Represented
During the recently concluded industry forum on #CommunityBroadcastAfrica, BMA asked the question: "Why is regulation a challenge for community broadcasting in Africa?. Adwoa Ankoma, a lawyer and public policy expert and managing director of Creatives Represented, addressed the question.
Adwoa said that regulation is a challenge in the African broadcasting landscape due to a lack of harmonisation between the African countries. Adwoa highlighted findings from a recent research study that found that some countries have heavy regulations while others have a more relaxed approach to community radio broadcasting.
Adwoa underlined the importance of self-regulation driven by an acceleration in digitisation in the media space. African public policymakers should also be ready to collaborate with the sectoral stakeholders to ensure that achievable frameworks are in place, said Adwoa.
Video clip of how Adwoa Ankoma responded to the question: "Why is regulation a challenge for community broadcasting in Africa" can be accessed here!
The online forum was part of BMA's industry programme on 'Strengthening Community Radio Broadcasting in Africa' conducted in collaboration with 2Gwana Media.