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Democratic Republic of Congo – Media situation (November 14, 2016)

By Ministère des Affaires Etrangères de la République Française
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We are concerned about the publication by the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo of a new ministerial order relating to foreign media.

This decision constitutes further cause for concern following the cutting of the signals of Radio Okapi and RFI on November 5 and the arrest of two journalists in Kolwezi on November 6.

France reiterates its appeal to the Congolese authorities to respect the freedom of the press and the right to information.