Misinformation of the Public Using BOCRA Name

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has noted with concern recent Facebook reports by Duma FM presenter Mr Oageng Batenegi also known as Spanito alleging that BOCRA was the source of statistics to the effect that his radio interview programme with Mr Sydney Pilane on Thursday was listened to by 1 Million people. In efforts to exonerate himself from false reporting, Mr Batenegi issued another statement claiming that the reports they received were not officially sanctioned by BOCRA. It must be stated that BOCRA has never issued any report, official or otherwise, to Mr Batenegi or any broadcaster on audience ratings.

BOCRA wishes to emphatically state that the Facebook report is false. BOCRA has never undertaken audience measurements to determine the listenership of the radio programme in question.

BOCRA has communicated its disapproval of fraudulent use of its name to Duma FM about the misinformation and has ordered that the information be withdrawn, and appropriate public apology tendered.

Monday, July 23, 2018