South Sudan authorities shut down popular radio station
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. (Reuters.com)
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