IBA suspends Prime TV license for 30 days

The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has suspended Prime TV from broadcasting for one month.

IBA Director General Josephine Mapoma announced this at a media briefing this morning citing unprofessional elements in its broadcasting through unbalanced coverage, opinionated news, materials likely to incite violence and use of derogatory language.

“Further to your hearing held on 1st March, 2019, the Board at its 16th Board Meeting resolved to suspend your license with immediate effect for 30 days. During the suspension period, the station is expected to conduct in-house training in basic journalism and news script writing,” stated Mapoma in a letter to Prime TV proprietor Gerald Shawa.

More details later.

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