Content Prohibited on MTN Podcast

MTN Podcast is an open platform for artistic expression. We believe in everyone’s right to share their voice. So generally, all creators and content are welcome on MTN Podcast. However, in the scenarios outlined below, content may be removed or filtered from MTN Podcast. Repeated violations of our prohibited content policies can result in losing access to the MTN Podcast platform.

Infringing Content

We protect creators’ intellectual property so they can be fairly compensated for their work. Any content that is provided to MTN Podcast without rightshoulder permission may be removed. The same is true for content that infringes upon the trademarks of others. If you use samples in your music, make sure they are cleared with the owner first. If you believe your copyright is being infringed on, notify us here.

Illegal Content

We require content providers to comply with applicable laws and regulations, including those governing content administered by The National Broadcasting Commission Act 2004- NBC regulates and governs the broadcasting sector such as radio, television of the media industry in Nigeria. The Act establishes the National Broadcasting Commission in Section 1 and empowers the Commission to regulate and control the broadcasting industry amongst others. Any content in violation of local laws may be removed, and we may withhold related payments if that content is subject to sanctions.

Hate Content

Hate content is content that expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics, including, race, religion, gender identity, sex, age, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization.

We do not permit hate content on MTN Podcast. When we are alerted to content that violates this standard, we will remove it from the platform. If you believe a piece of content violates our hate content policy, complete the form here and we will carefully review it against our policy. We are also continuing to develop and implement content monitoring technology that identifies content on our service that has been flagged as hate content on specific international registers.

Language

The appropriate language must be identified in the podcast RSS feed at the show level.

Political Propaganda

Content must not depict proscribed groups symbol as restricted by local law, or any other country that restricts such propaganda. If content violating the unity of the country is submitted three times, your entire catalog could be removed from MTN Podcasts.

Password Protected

Content that requires a password to access is prohibited.

Repeated Submissions

Content may be removed if multiple copies of a podcast or episode are submitted.

Rights Infringement

Podcasts can’t contain materials that infringe on the rights of others (for example, copyright, right of publicity, trademark, and so on).

Self-Censored Titles

Do not self-censor language in titles or descriptions. These metadata fields must be written as intended, and all words should be completely spelled out. MTN Podcasts automatically censors certain explicit words in titles. For example, you do not need to insert asterisks within explicit words unless they were included in the original title (for example, f**k and s**t).

Ads and Sponsored Content

Advertising and other paid promotional material should not exceed your non-sponsored content. We do not allow content that conceals or misrepresents sponsored content as independent, editorial content. Sponsorship, including, but not limited to, ownership or affiliate interest, payment, or material support, should be clearly disclosed. The subject of sponsored content should not focus on the sponsor without clear disclosure.

Civics information

We strive to serve fresh and authoritative content on voting and election processes and may remove voting information around elections if that information is outdated or originates from user-generated sources.

Dangerous content

We don’t allow content that could directly facilitate serious and immediate harm to people or animals.

Deceptive practices

We don’t allow podcasts or accounts that impersonate any person or organization, or that misrepresent or conceal their ownership or primary purpose. We also don’t allow sites or accounts that engage in inauthentic or coordinated behavior that misleads users. This includes, but isn’t limited to, podcasts or accounts that misrepresent or conceal their country of origin or that direct content at users in another country under false premises. This also includes podcasts or accounts working together in ways that conceal or misrepresent information about their relationships or editorial independence.

Harassing content

We don’t allow harassment, bullying, or threatening content, including but not limited to, that which might single someone out for malicious abuse, threaten someone with serious harm, sexualize someone in an unwanted way, expose private information of someone else that could be used to carry out threats, disparage, or belittle victims of violence or tragedy, deny an atrocity, or harass in other ways.

Vulgar language & profanity

We don’t allow obscenities or profanities in titles, thumbnails, episode descriptions or any other metadata.

Manipulated media

We don’t allow audio or image content that has been manipulated to deceive, defraud, or mislead by means of creating a representation of actions or events that verifiably did not take place and would cause a reasonable person to have a fundamentally different understanding or impression thereof – such that it may cause significant harm to groups or individuals, or significantly undermine participation or trust in electoral or civic processes.

Medical content

We don’t allow content that contradicts or runs contrary to scientific or medical consensus and evidence-based best practices.

Misleading content

We don’t allow content that misleads users into engaging with it by promising a topic or story that is not reflected in the content. Content may be removed if designed to mislead customers by mimicking popular content or search terms.

Terrorist content

We don’t allow content that promotes terrorist or extremist acts, including recruitment, inciting violence, or celebrating terrorist attacks.

Violence & gore content

We don’t allow violent or gory content that’s primarily intended to be shocking, sensational, or gratuitous.