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Finally The NMC Bans TV Stations From Showing Porn On TV

Written by Myka

Since the country switched to Digital Television, we’ve seen a lot of free to air TV stations springing up in the country and pornography has become the onus of the day.

This prompted two prominent journalists in the country on June 9, 2017, to petition the National Media Commission (NMC) to ban pornography on our TV Stations.

 

Initially, the NMC claim they couldn’t do it because there is no law preventing them from showing it on our screens. The issue kept going back and forth till some MPs stepped in and pleaded with the TV stations to see it as a moral obligation to stop showing pornography on their station.

In a meeting between the NMC and the said TV stations, this is what was discussed that brought them to a consensus.

 

 

However, The Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), Kwasi Gyan Apenteng, in a statement said, it has settled the complaints and has since directed the indicted stations to cease airing the pornographic materials.

The National Media Commission has directed television stations XYZ TV, Thunder TV and Ice TV to cease forthwith the airing of pornographic materials on their television stations. The directive follows a complaint filed by Mr. James Oberko and Mr Tommy Annan Forson against the stations

He said the NMC found that the stations air materials that show “actual sexual intercourse between humans,” a development that flouts the NMC broadcasting guidelines. “Section 7 (e) of the NMC Broadcasting Guidelines provides that “Actual sexual intercourse between humans should at no time be transmitted.”

 

So guys, there you have it, no more qualms about the issue, it has finally been taken off our screens. 

 

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