NBC fines Arise News, Channels Tv and AIT N9m for covering #EndSARS protests
Africa Independent Television (AIT), Arise Television and Channels Television violated the broadcast code, top of which is the use of unverifiable online video footages on social media. According to the Acting Director-General of the Commission, Armstrong Idachaba who made the announcement on Monday, October 26, 2020.
The television stations were accused of airing unverified images of the alleged shooting which took place at Lekki toll gate and the tv stations were fined N3m each over the coverage, as reported.
DAAR Communications, owners of AIT, will be fined separately for using an unverifiable news item on the fire incident at the National Christian Centre, warned that this will be the last warning before a heavier sanction will be introduced, Idachaba added.