TV coverage of Azimio demos violated Programming Code: CA
Six TV stations - NTV, Citizen, K24, KBC, TV47 and Ebru Africa - violated the Programming Code during the coverage of opposition demos on Monday, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has said.
The CA's Director-General Ezra Chiloba said in a statement on Wendesday that "the coverage depicted scenes that could cause panic or incitement to the public, threaten peace and cohesion in the country".
He asked all broadcasters to ensure compliance, saying it was "imperative all broadcasters exercise caution in live broadcast coverage to avoid scenes that would be detrimental to peace and cohesion".
"Take note that failure to adhere to the outlined obligations shall be acting in breach of license conditions, which shall attract liability under relevant provisions of the law including revocation of broadcast license or/and broadcast frequencies," said Mr Chiloba.