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The Buhari Media Organization, BMO, has lauded the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, for sanctioning three broadcast media stations for their coverage of End SARS protests.

A statement on Friday by the Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and the Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, claimed that the organisations breached extant regulatory guidelines.

BMO aligned with NBC’s position that Arise TV, AIT and Channels TV contributed to the escalation of the crisis.

The body noted that the sanction sends a strong and unambiguous message to the broadcast industry in Nigeria.

The BMO noted that holding the broadcast stations liable for their breach of the code emanating from the use of material from User Generated Sources was not good enough.

Meanwhile, Nigerians and groups have condemned the fine slammed on the stations.

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