NBTC to pursue libel suit
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission's telecom committee would proceed with the libel suit against an academic and a TV journalist, saying it welcomes criticism but not defamation.
In a statement released on September 6, the committee launched the libel suit to protect the integrity of the committeeâ€™s four members. It insisted that criticisms were welcomed, but not distorted information meant to cause others harm.
It also said that the suit would serve as a reminder that media should not be used as a tool to defame any organisation. Meanwhile, this should require the research centre to be more thorough in its research and disclosure of the information.