By Enyichukwu Enemanna
Cameroonian electronic media regulator, National Communication Council (NCC) has announced the lifting of ban on a TV channel, Canal+ Elles penalized in September for allegedly airing content deemed to contain explicit material, with an LGBTQ theme.
The Council has permitted the channel, a subsidiary of the French media company Canal + International, to recommence operations after it has yanked off the programmes.
According to NCC, this decision follows the media organisation’s commitment “to implement a series of measures aimed, for the future, at avoiding such abuses on all channels of the Canal+ International bouquet.”
Cameroon is one of several African nations where homosexuality remains prohibited by law.
The country’s media regulatory body has repeatedly cautioned media organisations in the country on the need to adhere to extant laws in their content.