3 privately-owned media houses banned in Congo

congoCongo’s Supreme Council for Freedom of Communications (CSLC) has banned three privately-owned newspapers – La Griffe, Le Nouveau Regard and La Vérité, accusing them of “defamation, publishing and propagating of false and seditious news and manipulation of public opinion”.

In a communique, conveying the interdiction, the council deplored the recurring ‘unprofessional practices in the Congolese media industry’, while urging media practitioners to exhibit the tenets of good journalism.

Three other newspapers – Le Glaive, La Voix du Peuple and Sel-Piment – were suspended for a period of nine months in November for the same reason.

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