ALP VS Classic FM and Ciku Muiruri

Classic 105  FM Radio through the busted show presenter Ciku Muiruri  is accused of purporting to casually, recklessly and negligently disclose the HIV status of an alleged cheating spouse through a show called Busted.  The media has a role ensuring they broadcast programmes that do not encourage stigma and discrimination against PLHIV’s. The hearing at the Media Council complaints commission started in June 2011. The hearing went on well, both parties giving their evidence. The ruling was given on 12th April 2012. The Commission found that Classic 105 FM and Ciku Muiruri, had breached the Media Act and sections 8.12 and 13 of the code of conduct for the practice of journalism and fined the respondents ksh.800, 000.  Classic Fm has since applied for judicial review.

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