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Act now Broadcasting Commission

Published:Monday | December 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM


I could not believe my ears when I heard the same lyrics promoting violence against women from the song Touch You by Alkaline, which was reported to the Broadcasting Commission and published on December 18, 2014 ('Radio jocks must do better').

Fame FM was blazing between 10:44 a.m. and 10:46 a.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 when the lyrics "Mi love fi touch you, if you fi ever gi weh mi property, mi a mash you up" was aired by the disc jock.

The lyrics mean that if the woman was not faithful to the man then he would abuse her.

This time, it was another disc jock who recklessly aired the content in breach of Regulation 30(J) and (K) of the Television and Sound Broadcasting Regulations and which rises to the level of medium-level violence V2(C) of the Children's Programming Code.

I wonder what (if anything) the Broadcasting Commission has done since the publication of this breach since, obviously, the radio station was not minded to act in preventing listeners from being offended.

I have heard nothing from the information minister or the Bureau of Women's Affairs on this issue. How come?