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Proclamation No 533 Broadcasting Service Proclamation

[Article] 45. Penalty

Unless punishable with more severe penalty under the Criminal Code, any person found guilty of violating:

1/ Article 18 of this Proclamation shall be punishable with a fine not less than Birr50,000 and not exceeding Birr100,000;

2/ Sub-Article (1), (2) or (3) of Article 30 of this Proclamation shall be punishable with a fine not less than Birr10,000 and not exceeding Birr50,000;

3/ Article 31 of this Proclamation shall be punishable with a fine not less than Birr10,000 and not exceeding Birr25,000;

4/ Article 33(3) or 34 of this Proclamation shall be punishable with a fine not less than Birr20,000 and not exceeding Birr30,000;

5/ Sub-Aticle (1), (2) or (4) of Article 33, Article 35 or 36 of this Proclamation shall be given a warning in writing for the first violation, and be punishable with a fine not less than Birr5,000 and not exceeding Birr10,000 for the second violation;

6/ Article 37 or 39 of this Proclamation shall be given a warning in writing for the first violation, and be punishable with a fine not less than Birr5,000 and not exceeding Birr15,000 for the second violation;

7/ Article 39 or 43 of this Proclamation shall be punishable with a fine not less than Birr20,000 and not exceeding Birr50,000.

  1. Confiscation

The property of a person used for broadcasting shall, in addition to the principal penalty, be confiscated if that person is found, in accordance with the provisions of the relevant criminal law, guilty of violating the provision of Article 30(4) of this Proclamation.

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