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Mozambique: Reasons for Silence of Private TV Channel on Election Day

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mozambique, Elections, Freedom of Speech, Media & Journalism, Politics

On a day of important by-elections in Mozambique, journalist José Belmiro, from the private channel STV, announced he would suspend his participation in discussion on Facebook [1] [pt] on the vote for reasons “out of [his] control”. According to a citizen report [2] [pt], during the lunchtime news, STV went off air for non-cable viewers in Maputo.