Just over ten days before the start of the blessed month of Ramadan in the Muslim world, Le Conseil National de Régulation de l’Audiovisuel (CNRA) issued a statement this Tuesday, March 30, 2021 to warn the Senegalese media against the abuses noted in past years. According to CNRA director Babacar Diagne, some programs broadcast during Ramadan contribute to “cultivating an unhealthy competition between brotherhoods;exposing to attacks, denigrating and discrediting communities.”
Here is the CNRA communiqué released on Tuesday, March 30, warning the media that threaten the social and religious cohesion of the country.
In recent years, the blessed and sacred month of Ramadan, a month of prayer, religious fervour and recollection par excellence, has paradoxically become the month with the greatest threat to national stability and social cohesion, stresses the National Council for Regulation of the Audiovisual (CNRA) in a statement informs the Sun. In fact, in contrast to the great figures of Islam in our country who have never ceased to weave strong bonds between them, some preachers, often pouring into divisionism and comparison, make statements such as:cultivate an unhealthy competition between the brotherhoods; expose to attacks, denigration and discredit religious communities and people who identify with these same communities, regrets the regulator of the Audiovisual.
The Commission strongly cautions and reiterates that sanctions could be imposed against publishers who violate the regulations.The CNRA recalls its attachment to freedom of the press and expression, which must be backed up by the proven sense of responsibility.