#TwitterBan: AIT to challenge NBC directive in court


DAAR Communications PLC, owners and operators of Africa Independent Television, AIT, Raypower FM, and Faaji Radio has challenged the latest directive from the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) saying that radio and television stations should deactivate their Twitter accounts.

The commission on Monday directed the broadcast stations to “de-install Twitter handles and desist from using Twitter as a source (UGC) of information gathering for News and programmes presentation especially phone-in.”

Reacting to the directive of NBC in a statement on Monday, the management of media conglomerate said the announcement of the NBC is not backed by any law and therefore illegal.

Despite the concerns about the directive of the NBC, AIT, Raypower and Faaji Radio have suspended the use of their Twitter handles but will challenge the NBC directives in court as soon as judiciary workers suspend their ongoing strike.

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