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…

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…

Oportunidad para el pluralismo

2 February 2016 / Por Aleida Calleja. Publicar por La Silla Rota Sin duda es una buena noticia la ampliación de frecuencias liberadas en el Programa Anual de Uso y Aprovechamiento de Bandas de Frecuencias 2016 que aprobó el Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT). Es histórica la cantidad de frecuencias que serán utilizadas para poder…

Gadzekpo: Boom in radio stations not media pluralism

26 November 2015 / By Ghana Web A former director of the School of Information and Communication Studies of the University of Ghana has said a spike in the number of radio stations across Ghana has, in reality, not translated into media pluralism. Prof Audrey Gadzekpo said the liberalisation of the media in Ghana since…