NMC warns Onua FM against inciteful broadcast

The National Media Commission (NMC) has cautioned Accra-based Onua FM over a broadcast the Commission deems “unprofessional and inciteful.

The Commission, in a statement issued by Mr George Sarpong, the Executive Secretary, to management of the FM station, said it was concerned about a recent broadcast by the station in, which “Captain Smart called for insurrection against the State of Ghana and its institutions.”

That, it said, “by all standards, crossed the line of robust and critical broadcasting and transformed the radio station into a megaphone of war.”

“Part of your broadcast raises concern for the peace and security of the country in a manner that demands immediate regulatory action,” the statement said.

It noted that while that particular broadcast, constituted adequate grounds for regulatory action, the Commission still retained the belief that given the chance, management of the Station could take steps to bring their content to a level of professional acceptability.

“We are fortified in this belief by the fact that considerable parts of your other broadcast, including the news, offer that hope. We would be glad if you noted that exercising the required professional caution is in your interest.”

Source: GNA

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