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The Nelson Mandela
Institute has published a new study on media laws in four southern
African countries, which should be a welcome resource for press-freedom
campaigners and journalists in the region, reports IJNet (www.ijnet.org).
Law: A Handbook for Media Practitioners" gives a detailed overview
of media laws and journalistic practices in Malawi, Namibia, South
Africa and Zimbabwe. It surveys each country's media landscape and
analyses laws governing press freedom, including those concerning
access to information, defamation and privacy.
The study also
outlines the regulatory structures controlling print and electronic
media in each
country, as well as ethical codes used by journalists. Interviews
with various journalists provide a glimpse into the challenges facing
Funded by the
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), a German foundation, the study will
include other southern African countries in upcoming years.
is available in print or electronic PDF format from KAS. Visit:
by telephone (+27-11) 214-2900 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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