A proposed bill banning alcohol advertising has pitted two ministers of the South African government against each other. Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula argues that the government may lose half a billion rand if alcohol advertising is banned. Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, is heading the interministerial committee on alcohol and substance abuse and wants to Read More →

In Norway, the state liquor monopoly Vinmonopolet wants to take over the sale of wine and spirits in tax-free shops. According to Vinmonopolet, airport sales threaten their legitimacy and financing. “When every seventh bottle of wine and liquor in Norway is bought in tax free, the long term effect could be that our legitimacy is Read More →

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the self-regulatory organisation tasked with the regulation of the content of advertisements, sales promotions and direct marketing in the UK, has ruled a Heineken TV ad must not be broadcast again in its current form. The decision is made in reaction to 17 complaints the ASA received because the ad Read More →