Kenyan CA seeks protection for domestic content developers

Thursday 22 June 2017 | 10:37 CET | News
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has called for the protection of local content developers to promote the local film and broadcasting industry, reports K24 TV. This, it said, should involve limiting the importation of foreign content, blamed for the decline in the intake of films and programmes produced locally.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Communications Authority of Kenya / ITU
Countries: Kenya
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