The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ has condemned the Five million Naira fine imposed on Nigeria Info Radio for an alleged hate speech by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC.

In a statement by the national president of NUJ, Comrade Chris Isiguzo, the union charged the NBC to withdraw the fine, calling on the Federal Government to end the impunity for all crimes against Journalists and the media.

Comrade Isiguzo also charged the federal government to engage stakeholders in finding better solutions to the menace of hate speech and fake news, adding that reckless imposition of fines on mainstream media industries and pressmen negate the United Nations General Assembly’s resolutions on safety of Journalists.

He also noted that clamp down on media is a sign of weak democracy.

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