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Radio Okapi Interfered with by Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, D.R. of Congo, Citizen Media, Freedom of Speech, Governance, History, Human Rights, International Relations, Media & Journalism, Politics, Technology, War & Conflict

The website journaldekin.com, commenting on the interference on the national Radio Okapi, a station which has been sponsored by the UN in the Democratic Republic of Congo since December 1, recalls [1] [fr] that:

Radio Okapi, which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary, is born from a partnership between the Swiss foundation Hirondelle,¬†specializing¬†in media services in post-conflict zones, and the UN, who deployed its most important peacekeeping mission worldwide in the RDC. Launched in 2002, the radio broadcasts throughout the entire country in French and four other local languages, thanks to the United Nations’ network. It is the most widely listened-to national radio station, with 22 million listeners.