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31 Jul 2014 description

Reporters Without Borders deplores the ban on any media coverage linked to the local Muslim community that the Higher Council for Broadcasting (CSAC) in the eastern province of Nord-Kivu issued on 28 July, which Muslims celebrate as Eid al-Fitr, the end of the month-long Ramadan fast.

CSAC provincial coordinator Musingi Kongolo Annocie said in the communiqué announcing the ban that it was designed to help promote “peace and peaceful cohabitation in Nord-Kivu.”

17 Jun 2014 description

Democratic Republic of Congo’s journalists are finding it harder and harder to work because of threats and censorship of political debate. Media freedom is being undermined by political tension linked to local elections and to uncertainty surrounding the 2016 presidential election.

The tension has been fuelled by the government’s announcement of a constitutional reform before the presidential election. The opposition fears that President Joseph Kabila wants to run for a third term, which is prohibited under the constitution as it stands.

18 Feb 2014 description

Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that a TV journalist was fatally injured during the weekend in the eastern province of Nord Kivu when the military truck in which he was travelling was ambushed by members of ADF-NALU, a Ugandan rebel group based in the province.

Kennedy Germain Mumbere Muliwavyo of Radio Télévision Muungano d’Oïcha died in a hospital on 16 February from the gunshot injuries to the head and abdomen that he had received in the ambush the day before.