German Foundation Launches Media Law Guides for Mozambique, DRC
The Sub-Sahara Media Programme of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) has released two new books on media law and reprinted its popular investigative reporting guide for journalists, policymakers and media scholars.
The foundation has launched "Leis da Midia na SADC: Mocambique", a comprehensive and summary of laws affecting the press in Mozambique. It is available in English and Portuguese.
"Revue du Droit des Medias: Republique Democratique du Congo" (available in French), is the only freely available and updated reference for journalists, media managers, politicians and scholars that considers the impact of DRC's new constitution (passed in April 2006) on existing laws affecting freedom of expression.
Both titles review and explain legal concerns, including censorship, registration of journalists, the independence of the media sector, insult laws and ethics. Views of journalists and media specialists on the state of the Congolese and Mozambican media are also included.
KAS has also reprinted 1,000 copies of "A Watchdog's Guide to Investigative Reporting" due to popular demand. The guide includes anecdotes and tips from leading journalists, and resources and information on media laws in Southern African countries.
Copies of "Leis da Midia" are available free of charge from the local KAS office in Maputo, Mozambique (email@example.com). Copies of "Revue du Droit des Medias" can be obtained from the KAS office in Kinshasa, DRC (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Media houses and journalism training institutions that require more than 10 copies of a "Watchdog's Guide to Investigative Reporting" can request copies in writing at email@example.com.
For more information, visit: http://www.kasmedia.org