By Mukwuzi Joseph
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the National Broadcasting Corporation to withdraw the N3m fine imposed on broadcast stations over the coverage of the #ENDSARS protests in the country.
SERAP gave the NBC 48-hours to reverse the decision or risk legal actions.
The television stations were reportedly accused of airing unverified images of the alleged shooting on peaceful #EndSARS protesters which took place at Lekki toll gate. The NBC also fined Channels Television, AIT, and Arise TV N3m each over the coverage. Read previous report
The rights group also said the action taken by the NBC “is yet another example of Nigerian authorities’ push to silence independent media and voices”
Read the full statement below.