Media rights group sues NBC over N9m fine on TV stations

The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on Monday dragged the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to court for imposing a N3 million fine each on three television stations over the coverage of #EndSARS protests in the country. The commission had last month directed Arise TV, Channels TV, and African Independent Television (AIT) to pay the fine for allegedly... Continue Reading →

Is This Nigeria’s Arab Spring Moment?

The protests that began as a movement against police brutality have much bigger goals—including regime change. LAGOS, Nigeria On the afternoon of Oct. 20, technicians from the Lekki Concession Co.—the company operating the Lekki toll gate that became home to Lagos residents protesting police brutality in the Nigerian state for over two weeks—showed up to... Continue Reading →

Analysis: NBC Fine On Arise, AIT And Channels TV Is Illegal By Festus Ogun

There can be no democracy without a free press. The NBC should not continue to weaponize its regulatory powers against media freedom. Making critical reports and exposing the failures of the government should earn the broadcast stations some accolades, not illegal fines. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined Channels Television, AIT and Arise TV... Continue Reading →

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