NCC receiving complaints over Japan media coverage


TAIPEI — Round-the-clock news coverage of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant explosions in Japan from domestic media outlets has elicited many complaints from local audiences, said a government agency responsible for regulating telecommunication services yesterday.

As of March 16, the National Communications Commission (NCC) received 90 phone calls from across the nation criticizing local media for repetitive disaster coverage, said Jason Ho, director of the commission’s broadcasting content department.

“The callers complained that repeated disaster coverage was harming their mental well-being,” Ho noted.