Promising that media houses in Senegal will no longer pay taxes, and will receive a US$1 million subvention annually
THE POINT NEWSPAPER: If the words of Senegalese President Macky Sall are anything to go by, decriminalization of press offences will soon be a reality in Senegal.
President Sall, made these assurance on Friday at the closing ceremony of the fifth African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) held in Dakar from the 9th – 10th November 2012. Sall said, “Senegal is matured enough to vote for this legislation.”
“I am for decriminalization of press offences, but must face the fact that the stakeholders will meet to define the process,” Sall, who moderated the final panel of the forum, said in response to a question by Mo Ibrahim, President of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, as to what the conditions are. Click to read more