- The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission has warned it members not to embarrass the country
- According to the commission the media should not use their various platforms to show images and videos of the violence
- The commission added that they should ensure that their content does not have adverse effect on people.
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The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has cautioned media houses in Nigeria not to embarrass the nation by publishing images and videos of the ongoing violence in the country.
In a bid to draw international attention to brutalities meted out to the innocent and unarmed Nigerians , they have taken to the new media to share disturbing images and videos.
Most of these videos have gone viral and has garnered international attention.
The NBC on the other hand, said such publications are likely to embarrass the Nigerian government, individuals, institutions and the country in general.
Hence, the need to desist from the publication.
According to report filed by 3News, the NBC said the media should be cautious not to “embarrass individuals, organizations, government or cause disaffection, incite to panic or rift in the society at large”.
The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission added that media houses should make sure they do not aggravate the situation or adversely affect those emotionally involved.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported for the past days, the youth of Nigeria, have been peacefully protesting over what they have described as harassments, armed robbery, extortion and all forms of brutality from the Nigerian Police Force.
It all started on Saturday 3rd October 2020, when a video started trending on social media showing a SARS police officer shoot a young Nigerian in front of Wetland Hotel, Ughelli, Delta State in Nigeria.
For days unending Nigerian youth across the country and even in the diaspora believed enough was enough and began their peaceful protests.
Unfortunately, the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who doubles as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has been very silent on the issue.
What most Ghanaians are surprised about is the fact that he is quick to tweet about things happening internationally and has suddenly turned bling and deaf to issues in Nigeria.
It seems that the president has both his hands tied as he cannot say anything yet regarding the crisis in Nigeria.
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Source: Yen Newspaper