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Snaction on AIT, TVC,Arise New will gag press freedom – Amnesty International

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National Broadcasting Commission have been condemned by the Amnesty International for sanctioning some Nigeria television stations for the usage of social media footage in their report.

This is coming after NBC issued fine to Africa Indepentent Television (AIT), Television Continental(TVC) and Arise News for their choice of broadcast materials during the #ENDSARS protest and its aftermath.
Amnesty International in her tweet on Tuesday condemn the NBC action and reactions coming from Nigeria shows the press freedom in Nigeria is gradually dead.

“Amnesty International condemns the National Broadcasting Commission’s @nbcgovng outrageous fine on AIT @AIT_Online, Arise @ARISEtv, Channels @channelstv television stations. These are independent media organizations that have been professionally doing their job. #NBC “, the tweet reads in part.

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Amnesty International for said that these move by the NBC may kill the freedom of the press in the nation.

“The fine by NBC @nbcgovng is increasingly becoming a means of repressing independent free media. #Nigeria #NBC”, end of tweet.

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