IBA suspends licenses for Muvi TV and two radio stations

The Independent Broadcasting Authority IBA has suspended broadcasting licenses for Muvi TV, Komboni and Itezhi Tezhi Radio.

In a statement availed to Breeze News, IBA says the three media institutions have had their licenses suspended for unprofessional conduct, which has brought risk to national peace and security.

The suspensions are with immediate effect.

The statement states that the suspensions have been done under Section 29 of the IBA Amendment Act of 2010.

IBA says that it has observed that before, during and after the August 11, 2016 elections, Muvi TV, Komboni and Itezhi Tezhi radio have been conducting themselves in an unprofessional manner contrary to the provisions of the IBA Act.

IBA has stated that it has become necessary for the authority to suspend the licenses for the three stations in public interest.

The parties may appeal against the decision of the IBA Board to the minister of Information and broadcasting services.

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