Senegalese, Senegalese, you are millions of citizens to note, on June 1, 2023, the suspension of the broadcasting of WalfTv programs. A forfeiture confirmed by the president of the National Audiovisual Regulatory Council (CNRA), Babacar DIAGNE. However, the latter claims not to be behind this suspension. And that it is the government, relying on article 192 of the Press Code which decided on this suspension.
Thus, according to the authorities, according to this article, the "exceptional circumstances" led them to decide to close WalfTv for 48 hours in order to "prevent or put an end to an attack on State security, the territorial integrity , or in case of incitement to hatred or call for murder (…).
The Wal Fadjri Group strongly denounces this measure. Yet another forfeiture against him executed without even bothering to inform his officials who saw it, like all viewers. Especially since Article 192 on which the Government is relying explicitly indicates that the respondent must be informed of the measure before it is implemented.
Senegalese, Senegalese, as you can see, it is neither more nor less than relentlessness that has persisted for years and that WALFTV is the only television to suffer in Senegal.
Faithful to its motto of the "voice of the voiceless", the Wal Fadjri Group wishes to specify that no lump sum, no pressure will make it relent in its desire to provide fair and true information. To ask him to broadcast something other than what is happening in Senegal is to want to encourage him to spread disinformation and to put himself at odds with his editorial line. What the press group, always alongside the Senegalese people, would not do for the eyes of any politician, even President Macky SALL.
The Wal Fadjri Group reserves the right to take legal action against those responsible for this crime, which materializes a clear decline in Senegalese democracy.