SERAP asks NBC to lift ban on radio station
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged the National Broadcasting Commission to lift the ban on Jay FM 101.9 Jos.
It alleged that the NBC’s action amounted to illegal restrictions on media freedom, the right to freedom of opinion and expression and free information and ideas.
The NBC had explained that it banned the station over vulgar and indecent lyrics in contravention of the commission’s regulations.
SERAP Deputy Director Timothy Adewale, in a statement yesterday, said vague rules on vulgarity and indecency should not be used to ban or fine independent media outlets, particularly radio and television channels.
He said the NBC’s action could create an uncertain environment for radio and television stations as well as media professionals in general .