Details of terror attacks should not be reported on TV, Radio Stations – NBC

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Details of terror attacks should not be reported on TV, Radio Stations – NBC

There is news about the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

NBC has decided that details of terror attacks around the country should not be reported on Television and Radio Stations.

A statement by NBC said, “While bringing information on security to the doorsteps of Nigerians is a necessity, there is a need for caution as too many details may have an adverse implication on the efforts of our security officials who are duty-bound to deal with the insurgency.

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“The Commission, therefore, enjoins broadcasters to collaborate with the government in dealing with the security challenges by;

“Not glamourising the nefarious activities of insurgents, terrorists, kidnappers, bandits etc.

“Advising guests and/or analysts on programmes not to polarise the citizenry with divisive rhetoric, in driving home their point.”

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“The broadcaster shall not transmit divisive materials that may threaten or compromise the divisibility and indissolubility of Nigeria as a sovereign state.

“In reporting conflict situations, the broadcaster shall perform the role of a peace agent by adhering to the principle of responsibility, accuracy and neutrality.”

 

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