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Political Activist, Mark Benschop, pickets NCN over CCTV broadcasting – 19th Feb 2013

benschopPolitical activist, Mark Benschop, today, picketed the National Communication Network (NCN), over the broadcasting of the China Central TV Station, from the NCN Compound.

This issue has been a hot button one with the Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds, saying, the CCTV was not granted a broadcast licence from the Government. But Benschop said, the fact that a foreign channel is allowed to broadcast on an assigned frequency without having satisfied the local broadcasting regulations, goes to show that there is no fairness when it comes to broadcasting in Guyana.

It was just about two weeks ago since the Guyana Government and the Chinese Ambassador launched the CCTV network, transmitting from the NCN Compound. Now the Political activist is questioning the granting of a frequency to allow for CCTV, while at the same time, the people of Linden continue to be voiceless and subjected to only broadcast from the state-owned media.

The Director of the National Frequency Management Unit has been written to, calling on him to publish a list of the allocation of the frequencies and to whom these frequencies have been assigned.

The NFMU has remained silent on this matter.

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