Jamaica Bans Radio, Tv Contents Glorifying Crime

Jamaica’s broadcasting authority has banned content that glorifies illegal activity such as drug and gun use.

The new rules cover TV and radio – including music – and list specific topics that are off-limits.

Scamming, drug abuse and the illegal use of firearms cannot be promoted and swearing or near-sounding replacements are also banned.

The strict nature of the ban has been criticized by some artists who argue that music is a reflection of life.