NBC fines AIT Channels and Arise TV over unprofessional coverage
The National Broadcasting Commission NBC fines AIT Channels and Arise TV over unprofessional coverage of footage and information obtained from unverified sources
This was announced by the Acting Director-General of NBC Prof Armstrong Idachaba in Abuja. A press release was also made with respect to the announcement
The commission also seized the opportunity to condemn the assault and intimidation of media houses like the burning of TVC Lagos
The statement partly read:
The burning of TVC Lagos, The brief closure of channels T.V Lagos,are all worrisome indicators of mob threat to the freedom of the press.
No nation can grow when the citizens muzzle and intimidate the press
The commission therefore sanctioned ARISE TV, CHANNELS TV and AIT for breaking the code of conduct for broadcasting and also to serve as a warning to other broadcasters who deliberately ignore to verify stories before they broadcast
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