The National Media Commission [NMC], has directed all radio and television [TV] religious broadcasters to desist from creating fear and panic with their ‘dangerous’ prophecies.
The NMC on Wednesday, launched religious guidelines to ensure that all religious broadcasters realise the multi-culture and diversity in the country in order to be cautious of their prophecies radio and TV.
“We’ve launched our guidelines that we want anyone engaging in religious broadcast [radio/TV], whether Islamic, Christianity, or traditional religion, there’s a way they have to go about it to make it clean. So that they don’t create fear and panic, and especially trample on anyone’s freedom,” the chairman of NMC, Nana Kwesi Gyan-Appenteng said on Okay FM on Thursday.
Among other rules, ‘religious broadcasts should not involve any abuse, exploitation, intimidation and manipulation of especially the vulnerable: and should reflect respect for fundamental human dignity.’
“Religious broadcasts should protect children and the vulnerable,” the rules indicated.
The guidelines, according to Nana Gyan-Appenteng, come after several deliberations by the NMC on religious broadcasting.
“You can’t just be on radio or TV and tag someone as a witch,” he cautioned.
Find below full list of the guidelines: