The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) on Thursday said it would take legal action against any broadcaster that violates its rules. It cautioned the media to understand the rules and regulations of the profession.
Lagos State NBC Director Chibuike Ogwumike made the announcement in a press release.
Explaining a section of the Broadcasting Code: Section 3.1.: Professional Rules: 3.1.1: No broadcast shall encourage or incite to crime, lead to public disorder or hate, be repugnant to public feelings or contain an offensive reference to any person or organisation, alive or dead or generally be disrespectful to human dignity.
“We expect Broadcasters, especially anchors to show professionalism in the handling of programmes such that guests or callers that exhibit such tendency are professionally handled.
“The recourse to abusing, denigrating and insulting the President, Governors, MPs, and other leaders does not show us as cultured people.” He added.
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