NCA Invites New Applications For Revoked Radio Authorisations

October 20, 2017/ By Modern Ghana The Communications Minister has said the authorisations of radio stations that were revoked recently by the National Communications Authority (NCA) will be re-issued to new applicants. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful made the revelation on Thursday, October 19, 2017 when she appeared before Parliament to justify the recent revocation by the NCA.…

NCA fine harsh, rushed and laughable – GIBA

October 2, 2017 / By Ghana| Myjoyonline & Abubakar Ibrahim, My Joy Online Vice President of the Ghana Independent Broadcasting Association (GIBA) has described as harsh and laughable, the over ¢1.2 billion fines slapped on some radio stations by the National Communication Authority (NCA). Ernest Boateng said the Authority did not give the stakeholders the opportunity…

NPP MP angry with the closure of 34 radio stations

September 30, 2017 / By Ghanaweb The New Patriotic Party (NPP) lawmaker for Ledzokuku in the Greater Accra Region, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye is unhappy about the closure of 34 radio stations by the National communications Authority (NCA). “When a good action becomes a problem for the majority of people that action no matter its…

PLAYBACK: ‘Newsfile’ on JoyNews

September 30. 2017/ By Ghanaweb The unfolding brouhaha emanating from corruption allegations levelled by controversial musician, A Plus against two Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Asenso-Boakye and Abu Jinapor never seems to end as a leaked audio conversation between A Plus and the Deputy Director of Police CID, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah indicating that the investigative…

Draconian NCA fines troubling – NDC Minority

September 29, 2017 / By Nathan Gadugah The Minority in Parliament has described as “draconian” fines slapped on defaulting radio stations by the National Communications Authority. In a statement, the group insists the action by the regulator is “troubling” and may have “grave implications for press freedom and media pluralism.” The statement comes a day after…

Sierra Leone News: Alternatives to criminal libel

September 14, 2017 / By Sylvia Villa The provisions of Part 5 of the 1965 Public Order Act imposes criminal responsibility for defamatory and seditious libel publication. This section of the Public Order Act has been described by journalists as “odious” and “obnoxious”. For many journalists, they see the repeal of the Public Order Act as…

Zimbabwe media capture

30 July, 2017 / By Faith Ndlovu, Bulawayo Two weeks ago, the Zimbabwean media industry celebrated as two of the country’s biggest media players, Zimpapers and AB Communications, launched new media products amidst a harsh economic environment, posing a serious viability challenge to the sector. Zimpapers unveiled a new publication, the Business Weekly, while AB Communications…