Despite the government’s move to expanded the political space to promote freedom of thought in a democratic way, some media outlets are still operating irresponsibly, Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) said.
According to Wondesen Andualem, EBA Director-General the authority has been undertaking various activities to take corrective measures against irresponsible media operating in the country.
Over the past six months, the authority gave 49 media outlets feedbacks, whereas warnings have been issued to other media houses.
Though there are some improvements in there are still media outlets that operate against the constitution and the Broadcasting Service Proclamation, the director added.
The authority will never tolerate such media houses that focus on diversity rather than unity as well, incite conflicts among people in the country.
In this regard, the authority will take any necessary measures on such media which broadcast misinformation that spread hate among people.
The authority has also received the full video which carried a message that affects the unity of people aired by Oromo Media Network yesterday.
Currently, the message is being reviewed by experts and executives, and the results will be made public shortly. He said action will be taken based on the results.