NMC halts pornographic materials on TV stations in Ghana

 The National Media Commission, NMC, has directed TV XYZ, Thunder and Ice TV stations to immediately cease airing pornographic material on their television stations.

The directive follows a complaint filed by James Oberko and Tommy Annan Forson against the stations.

A statement by the Commission said it examined the broadcast of the three stations and concluded that the content complained about does not meet the standards of decency required by the Broadcasting Standards of the Commission.

“Section 7 (e) of the NMC Broadcasting Guidelines provides that ‘Actual sexual intercourse between humans should at no time be transmitted.

The Commission noted that NMC’s provision does not admit any exceptions.

At the settlement meeting, the three stations apologised and committed themselves to ensuring that there would be no more pornography on their stations.

They however, drew the attention of the Commission to other radio and television stations which they consider to be carrying similar offensive content.

NMC Chairman, Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng, cautioned broadcasting stations and other electronic communications networks to be mindful of the implications of carrying any content which offends public sensibilities.

Source: GBCGhana

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