Secret Funds

Terms of Reference No. G Terms of Reference No. H Terms of Reference No. I

Misuse of powers to control advertising and secret funds

One proprietor of a major media house stated that Government misused its powers on control of advertising and of secret funds to conduct character assassination of individuals such as himself and of his media group because of the independent policies of his group and candid criticism of Governmental corruption, miss-governance and nepotism. He said that […]

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Terms of Reference No. E

TOR No. E

Minister or a Minister for visits such acceptance of complimentary support also erodes the capacity for independent journalism. Acceptance of secret payments from institutions other than the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in the public sector e.g. other Ministries and Departments, civil and military intelligence agencies or the private corporate sector. 4. Prevention of independent […]

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Terms of Reference No. G Terms of Reference No. H Terms of Reference No. I

General Observations by the Commission on TOR Nos. G, H & I

1. Interaction with stakeholders, business, media and government entities. 2. Comments are not identified by name in the Notes of Meetings. 3. Observations and recommendations made by representatives. 4. Media houses have been systematically discriminated. 5. Hostility against independent journalism and editorial policy. 6. Misuse of powers to control advertising and secret funds.

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