State Committee on Television and Radio Broadcasting (or commonly known as SCTRB) is the government arm in Sakaria which is in charge of all media distribution in the country. It also holds the state media services. The Media company that they own for TV and radio is National Broadcasting Network, for online media services it’s OnTao.

In May of 2020, SCTRB, NTCC (National Telecommunications Commision) and other government agencies along with the government passed into law; 'SCTRB Control Bill' or 'SCB' which grants SCTRB total control of all media outlets in the entire nation. Which means they can shut down any channel and they can choose what programming there can be. Human rights activists has called for this law to be reversed as they fear that it can have a major and negative effect on press freedom.


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