28 C
Lagos
Friday, November 27, 2020
Subscribe to News360 Info by Email
Home News Metro #EndSARS: NBC cautions TV stations from using unverified social media information

#EndSARS: NBC cautions TV stations from using unverified social media information

Invest In Mutual Funds Like A Hero

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC has warned broadcast stations in the country against using unverified information sourced on social media.

The Acting Director-General of the commission, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, stated this on Wednesday in an interview with Arise TV.

Idachaba also said the commission might be forced to raise the fine imposed on some broadcast stations in October 2020.

NBC had earlier fined Channels Television, Arise Television, and Africa Independent Television over “unprofessional coverage” during the Lekki shootings on October 20, 2020, following the nationwide protest against police brutality.

According to him, broadcasters were “reckless” during the coverage of the Lekki shootings on October 20, 2020.

“The point basically is that at times of national emergency and crisis, there must be extreme care and restraint,” Idachaba stressed.

Idachaba, further stated that some of the sanctioned stations had paid the fine but threatened to raise the fine for the stations who were yet to comply.

“Stations that have been fined have already responded. Some of them have actually paid their fines.

“Those who have not paid their fines are in further breach of the provisions of the law because what the law clearly says is that when you are sanctioned and you do not respond within time, the regulator has the right to upgrade the sanction and it is not a pleasing option.

“I hope that the regulator doesn’t get there,” he added.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Nine Arrested Over Killing Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

Nine people have been arrested over the killing of the Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Phillip Shekwo.

Summon Fashola over Lekki tollgate camera, #EndSARS lawyer tells panel

An #EndSARS protesters’ lawyer, Mr Adesina Ogunlana, has asked the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry to summon the Minister of Works...

Oil Spill: Supreme Court Rejects Shell’s Request To Vacate ₦17b Judgement

The Supreme Court has dismissed an application filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited seeking to set aside a January...

Only strategic plan can save us from infectious diseases – Sanwo-Olu

Governor Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has emphasized the need for strategic preparedness against pathogens of high consequence and infectious disease as key...

Recent Comments