02 July 2010

Metro TV, Porn, and KPI Sanctions...

Oops!



Metro TV has 'mistakenly' broadcast some rather graphic images during its morning news program. The offending footage was associated with a news piece about a raid on an internet cafe in East Java. Unfortunately for the station and the news editors, someone has missed a close up of a computer screen that had not been pixelated to remove the images.

The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) has decided that the most appropriate sanction is to pull the program from the airwaves for a week and require the station to broadcast an apology three times a day for three days.

I cannot work out whether the station was fined as well. However, a fine and an apology would probably have been sufficient. Pulling the program for a week seems a little like overkill to me by a KPI that is hungry for attention, and in need to justify its existence.

3 comments:

H. Nizam said...

Hi Rob,
A fine and an apology from Metro TV should have been sufficient. But the guys at KPI want to draw more public attention.

Rob Baiton said...

@ Harry...

Really? :D

site said...

So, I do not actually consider this may have success.