07 January 2009

More of that Media Bill Stuff

--ODM cabinet members believe that there must be amendments made to the media bill.

--Minister of Parliament Olago Aluoch has drafted a motion to alter parts of the media bill's most problematic section.  His plan is to create a special commission that will be responsible for determining if and when there is a public emergency.  And it seems that the President has given the assignment to consider the proposed amendments to the bill.  Hopefully, they will find it necessary to make changes that can preserve what are a rather progressive set of free speech laws.

--I cannot say that I know too much about the DR Congo situation, but I will say that peace is the only true solution that will yield positive results.

--A little bit of democracy in Ghana?  Transitions of power are never smooth, as we will see domestically for the next few months.