Arise TV, Channels Television and AIT lands in trouble over coverage of #ENDSARS Protest

NEWSCASTARS.COM have learnt that three major television stations, Africa Independent Television (AIT),  Arise Television and Channels Television have been sanctioned by the National Broadcasting Station (NBC).


Acting Director-General of the Commission, Armstrong Idachaba who made the announcement on Monday October 26 saying they violated the broadcast code and used unverifiable online video footages on social media in their coverage of the #ENDSARS Protest.

Report gathered from The Nation reported revealed that the television stations were accused of airing unverified images of the alleged shooting which took place at Lekki toll gate.

Daily Trust on the other hand reported that the NBC fined Channels Television, AIT and Arise TV N3m each over the coverage.

Idachaba added that DAAR Communications will be fined separately for using an unverifiable news item on the fire incident at the National Christian Centre, warning that this will be the last warning before a heavier sanction will be introduced.

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