Radio Soleil FM, E-Tele and Eden TV reopened. They were three of the seven media outlets which the closed in November 2016. Four other outlets which broadcast from abroad – Sikka TV, la Chrétienne TV, Unafrica TV and La Béninoise – remained closed.
In May, the Court of First Instance in Cotonou fined HAAC President 50 million CFA francs (around USD89,648) for closing Sikka TV.
Date of Occurrence
Port-Novo, Benin Republic
High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HAAC)
Article 23 and 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of Benin