Congo: government shuts down Catholic TV station
Catholic World News - 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.
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