Guinea Bissau Suspends Public Radio and Television Broadcasts

Guinea Bissau Suspends Public Radio and Television Broadcasts

11 Jan 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

The Guinea-Bissau government suspended the broadcasts of Portuguese state television and radio stations, blaming Portugual’s lack of adherence to media agreements between it and Guinea-Bissau, such as failure to “train Guinea-Bissau journalists and broadcast technicians”. Nevertheless, it is suspected that the suspension corresponds with President José Mário Vaz’s government’s desire to disrupt any media that may “share the views of the Portuguese government”.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceGuinea-Bissau
Date of Occurrence30 Jun 2017
Legal FoundationsArticle 44 of the constitution.
Rights ImplicatedFreedom of expression of thought and freedom of press.

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