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Radio, TV Stations Breach NBC Code 697 Times In Three Months




The Nigeria Broadcasting Code was breached 697 times in just three months by radio and television stations across the country, a data by the National Broadcasting Commission has shown.

In the data, which covered April to June, the code prohibiting airing of obscenity and unwholesome contents was breached 31 times by Abuja based radio and television stations.

They were followed by stations in Lagos zone with eight breaches while Uyo zone broadcast stations recorded seven breaches.

The data showed how many stations across the country recorded varying degrees of obscenity between April and June this year.

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On political breach, stations in and around Kaduna emerged the highest with 23 breaches out of the 697, given it 62.16%, followed by Jos Zone with 16.21% and Maiduguri zone with 13.51%.

On hate speech, Kaduna Zone also came top with 40% followed by Abuja Zone with 33.33%, while Enugu, Lagos, Sokoto and Uyo Zones recorded 6.66% each.

Oasis Magazine (OM) reported that the NBC had on Monday fined Channels Television, African Independent Television and Arise TV N3m each over their “unprofessional coverage” of the EndSARS protest and the crisis that followed it.


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