Guinea Bissau Attorney General Suspends Radio Programme

Guinea Bissau Attorney General Suspends Radio Programme

11 Jan 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

The Attorney General, António Sedja Man, signed a supoena cancelling a radio program that “discusses important issues affecting the country”, and summoning state broadcaster Radio Guinée Bissau’s (RGB’s) Director General to the Ministry of Justice for “a working meeting”.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceGuinea-Bissau
Date of Occurrence04 Dec 2018
Legal FoundationsArticle 44 of the constitution.
Rights ImplicatedRights to freedom of expression and freedom of press
Actions Taken

Both the president of the Journalists’ Union of Guinea-Bissau and the National Council for Social Communication (Conseil National de la Communication Sociale) (CNCS), condemned the supoena.

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