National Broadcasting Commission Suspends Daar Communications Indefinitely

National Broadcasting Commission Suspends Daar Communications Indefinitely

07 Jun 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

The National Broadcasting Commission on Thursday announced the suspension of the licences of the African Independent Television and Ray Power FM belonging to the Daar Communications Limited.

The NBC Director-General, Dr Modibbo Kawu, stated this at a press briefing in Abuja, saying the Daar Communication Limited’s media houses’ shutdown was until further notice. The offences listed by the NBC included the airing of a Presidential election documentary by the AIT, a matter pending before a tribunal, the inability of the company to pay its fees, the use of “divisive and inciting contents from the social media” among others.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceNigeria
State of OccurrenceLagos
Date of Occurrence06 Jun 2019
Security Agents InvolvedNational Broadcasting Commission
Legal FoundationsSection 39 of the 1999 constitution
Rights ImplicatedRights to Free Speech and Freedom of Information Act

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