South Sudan: Catholic radio shut down by government
Catholic World News - August 18, 2014
A Catholic radio station in South Sudan has been shut down, and its news editor arrested, the Fides news service reports.
Radio Bakhita, operated by the Archdiocese of Juba, was shut down by the government, and Ochan Davis Nicholas was taken into custody by government troops after broadcasting reports on the clashes between government and opposition forces.
Several media outlets in the newly independent African country have been forced to close as the government seeks to stifle opposition. Diplomatic sources in South Sudan fear a new outbreak of bloodshed, as rival factions amass arms and neither government nor rebels have moved to implement a peace agreement signed last June.
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