LIBERIA: MICAT Issues Warning To Media Institutions For Airing, Publishing Obscene Contents

Boakai M. Fofana

It’s come to the attention of the Ministry of Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism that some advertising firms and media houses are engaged in the airing of materials with obscene contents. This is particularly notable with advertisements that are aired on radio stations. The practice is unacceptable.

MICAT urges all to adhere to its guidelines which prohibit the publication and airing of indecent materials. We call on managers at these institutions to carefully scrutinize any work they receive from the public before airing/publishing.

Media institutions and firms failing to comply with this notice will face the appropriate administrative sanction in keeping with MICAT’s statutory mandate.

The MICAT warnings signed the Deputy Minister for Technical Services,  Boakai M. Fofana, added

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.