Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A Platform For Confrontation, Controversies And A Channel Of Insults And Misinformation

Strangely enough, not WTMJ.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services (MIBS) has banned
Radio Lyambai in Mongu from broadcasting call-in programmes.

In a letter sent to the station dated 30 November 2007, Juliana Mwila,
the ministry's director of press and planning, said the programmes had to stop
while the station was under investigation. According to Mwila, the station was
under investigation for allegedly having failed to handle calls professionally, which resulted in the station "becoming a platform for confrontation,
controversies and a channel of insults and misinformation."

Mwila called on the station to disseminate information in a balanced
manner and to behave ethically.

1 comment:

James Wigderson said...

Gee, if liberals had their way and the fairness doctrine was brought back we could have third world dictatorship-style policing of the radio, too.