Action Alert!
Catholic World News

Congo: government shuts down Catholic TV station

February 16, 2012

The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has shut down a Catholic television station.

“Last Friday, we just received a letter from the minister of Information urging us to refrain from broadcasting commercial advertisement allegedly because, as a private community media, we are not allowed,” said Patrick Nsiala, program officer of the RTCE television station.

Two stations associated with opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba were also shut down.

The government’s action occurred days before a peaceful march to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the massacre of Christians by soldiers.

References:

Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.