Broadcast Regulation

Tanzania’s Kwanza Broadcasting Limited Set To Appeal Suspension

The management of Kwanza Broadcasting Limited in Tanzania is intending to appeal the suspension of Kwanza TV’s operations for six months by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA).

The regulator banned Kwanza online TV in September, this year, for airing a story that was said to be sensational and aimed at misleading the Tanzanian audience.

The broadcast company’s Director, Maria Sarungi, said in a statement recently that the intention follows an announcement of the Fair Competition Tribunal of Tanzania that was published in The Guardian newspaper, on 18 October 2019, requiring interested parties to appeal within seven days of the publication.

Sarungi said that Kwanza Broadcasting Limited appeal against the judgment No. 05 of September 2019/2020, issued by the Tanzania Telecommunications Authority (TCRA), under the Content Committee which suspended ‘Kwanza TV’ for six months due to various allegations of violating the laws set under the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations 2018.

She told The Citizen that the measures taken against Kwanza TV were grossly unfair and that the company had already started legal processes of appealing.

She also added that Kwanza TV had complained to the Fair Competition Commission (FCC), which announced the chance to appeal.
 

Credit: This article originated from www.allafrica.com





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