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Media Orgs Request Stay of Foreign Sponsorship ID Order


National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Broadcasters

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) have filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit requesting the Court stay the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order mandating disclosures for foreign government-sponsored programming.

The organizations previously filed a lawsuit with the Court challenging the FCC's order. In their brief filed recently, the organizations argued that the FCC lacks the authority to impose the investigatory requirements mandated by the order, lacked justification for its rules and failed to address the problems with undisclosed foreign governmental programming on cable systems and the Internet, which is where the issue primarily exists.

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