HATE SPEECH: Broadcasting Stations To Pay N5m Fine

Broadcasting stations in Nigeria that broadcast materials considered to be hate speech will pay between half a million and five million.

This was revealed by the Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Tuesday in Lagos

The minister, who made the disclosure in the company of the acting DG of NBC, Professor Armstrong Idachaba during the unveiling of the amended portion of the 6th edition of NBC code, also said stations that rebroadcast foreign news materials that endanger national security or national interest will be penalised.

Other provisions of the new code include the prohibition of the backlog of advertising debt to broadcasting stations.

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