RSF and its partner organization JED are calling on incoming president of the DRC Felix Tshisekedi, to protect journalists and put an end to impunity for crimes committed against the press.
Claiming they want to “preserve public order”, authorities in the DRC have disconnected the Internet, withdrawn the accreditation of Radio France Internationale’s correspondent, disconnected the radio broadcaster’s main transmitters and ordered the suspension of access to the Internet, social networks and mobile phone texting services.
RSF is calling for the immediate release of Peter Tiani arrested in November for defamation for publishing an online article about a large sum of money allegedly stolen from the home of the DRCongo Prime Minister.
Charged with criminal defamation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, journalist Sylvanie Kiaku remains behind bars as she is unable to raise the US$1000 bail.
Hassan Murhabazi, a reporter and presenter from a community radio station in Bukavu, DRC is missing since 11 September.
Police in Kinshasa raided Kin Lartus, a television current affairs production company. The police ransacked the premises, seized material and arrested 10 journalists.
At the beginning of March, 10 members of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) raided the headquarters of a television channel, RTVGL, and disconnected its broadcast signal.
Once again, authorities in DRC ordered the disruption of internet services just before demonstrations organised by the Catholic Church and the Lay Coordination Committee over the weekend.
A detailed and candid briefing outlining the brutal crackdown on human rights advocates in the DRC was given to the United Nations Security Council Arria Meeting, by Ida Sawyer, the Central Africa Director of Human Rights Watch.
This statement was originally published on cpj.org on 25 January 2018. Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the harassment and detention of Willy Akonda, a reporter with the privately owned ACTUALITE.CD news outlet, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Agents from the Congolese military […]
The shooting, beating, and arbitrary arrests of peaceful churchgoers by Congolese security forces violated the rights to freedom of worship, expression, and peaceful assembly, Human Rights Watch says.
Radio station director Jadot Mangwengwe and around ten other people were kidnapped by unidentified armed men in Nord-Kivu province on 12 January 2018.
On 31 December 2017, security forces shot and killed at least seven protesters while several others were arrested during anti-government demonstrations in Kinshasa. The Congolese government also ordered a nationwide internet shutdown and disruption of SMS services a day before the protests.
The national security service (ANR) arrested Benjamin Mutiya, a reporter at the community station Radio Télévision Communautaire de Walikale (RTCWA), in Walikale, on 14 December 2017.