South Su­dan au­tho­ri­ties shut down po­pu­lar ra­dio sta­ti­on

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

SOUTH - SU­DAN - A po­pu­lar South Su­da­ne­se ra­dio sta­ti­on set up with U.S. bac­king was shut down yes­ter­day by se­cu­ri­ty of­fi­ci­als, a jour­na­list said, the la­test me­dia out­let to fa­ce pres­su­re from the au­tho­ri­ties.

Ni­cho­la Man­dil, a

se­ni­or jour­na­list at Eye Ra­dio in Juba, which ma­ny lis­te­ners re­ly on for news, told Reu­ters that se­cu­ri­ty of­fi­ci­als stop­ped broad­casts wit­hout gi­ving a rea­son. “Eye Ra­dio has been of­fi­ci­al­ly shut down by the Na­ti­o­nal Se­cu­ri­ty in­de­fi­ni­te­ly,” he said, ad­ding that three se­cu­ri­ty of­fi­cers “shut down the ra­dio sta­ti­on, lock­ed the three stu­dios and took the keys with them.” “They or­de­red all the jour­na­lists to lea­ve the sta­ti­on im­me­di­a­te­ly,” he said, ad­ding that the ra­dio’s chief exe­cu­ti­ve was go­ing to meet the di­rec­tor-ge­ne­ral of Na­ti­o­nal Se­cu­ri­ty for an ex­pla­na­ti­on. The­re was no im­me­di­a­te com­ment from govern­ment of­fi­ci­als. One se­ni­or of­fi­ci­al con­tac­ted said he was not awa­re of the in­ci­dent. (Reu­

Eri­ka Ca­nela (l), Cleo Ca­dil­lac.

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