Democratic Republic of Congo – Media situation (November 14, 2016)

We are concerned about the publication by the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo of a new ministerial order relating to foreign media.This decision constitutes further cause for concern following the cutting of the signals of Radio Okapi and RFI on November 5 and the arrest of two journalists in Kolwezi on November 6.France reiterates its appeal to the Congolese authorities to respect the freedom of the press and the right to information.