NBC SUSPENDS HUMAN RIGHTS RADIO LICENSE

The National Broadcasting Commission has Suspended the operating Licence of Human Rights Radio for recurring unprofessional Conduct.

The Suspension was to begin with immediate effect from Monday 31st May,2021.
Recall that the Human Rights Radio Ordinary President Ahmad was seen slapping a woman who burnt a little girl's head which sparked reactions on social media..

Ahmad Isah however apologised to the general public for his actions. Accordingly The NBC said that the  action was in clear violation of the broadcasting code. 

“It is important to state that the commission has, over the years, advised, cautioned, warned, and fined the station over repeated cases of outright abuse, denigrating remarks, intimidation, and flagrant abuse of ethics of the fairness, balance, fair hearing on the station,” the statement reads.

“It is also on record that the commission had conducted several training and retraining programmes for the station and the host of the Brekete Family programme especially.

“The commission has therefore in line with the sanction provisions in 15.5.2 of the broadcasting code, ordered the suspension of licence of the broadcaster, until the broadcaster commits to ethical and professional broadcasting. The suspension order is effective from Monday the 31st of May 2021, at 12am.

“The order shall last 30 days during which it is expected that the broadcaster will put its house in order and attune itself to responsive, professional, and responsible broadcasting.

“It shall also pay a recommencement fee of as provided for in section 15.5.1 of the broadcasting code at the end of the suspension period.”

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