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Breakfast Network website to close, will not be registering with MDA

Published on Dec 10, 2013 1:29 AM
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Socio-political commentary site Breakfast Network will be shutting down, said its founder Bertha Henson late Monday night. -- SCREENGRAB: BREAKFAST NETWORK

Socio-political commentary site Breakfast Network will be shutting down, said its founder Bertha Henson late Monday night.

It will not be registering with the Media Development Authority (MDA), but will return to blogging and posting on Facebook.

"The demand to register - or else - has created a wrinkle in our barely-formed plans to become a sustainable and professional outfit. Therefore, we have decided to suspend operations until we have re-strategised or at least till the amendments to the Broadcasting Act are unveiled," wrote Ms Henson in the site's final post.

The announcement came one day before the Dec 10 deadline by which the MDA had asked the eight-month old website to register under the Broadcasting (Class Licence) Notification. It also had to undertake not to receive foreign funding.

 
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