FG to sanction BBC, DailyTrust TV for running documentaries that ”glorified terrorists”

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Daily Trust would face sanctions, according to the Federal government, for their programs that “glorified” terrorism and banditry in Nigeria.

Lai Mohammad, the minister of information and culture, revealed this to reporters today, Thursday, July 28.

“There is a regulatory body regulating broadcasting which is the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and they are also aware of these two incidents. 

They are looking at which part of the Broadcasting Code that has been violated by the BBC and Trust TV. Media is the oxygen that terrorists and bandits use to breathe.

When otherwise reputable platforms like BBC can give their platform to terrorists showing their faces as if they are Nollywood stars, it is unfortunate. I want to assure them that they will not get away with it, appropriate sanctions will be meted to both the BBC and the Trust Tv” Mohammed said

The minister further stated that the fact that BBC is a foreign medium and not under NBC regulations, notwithstanding, sanctions will be meted to the medium.

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