Guinea Bissau Suspends Public Radio and Television Broadcasts11 Jan 2019, by CS Database in
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 Occurrence||Guinea-Bissau|
|Date of Occurrence||30 Jun 2017|
|Legal Foundations||Article 44 of the constitution.|
|Rights Implicated||Freedom of expression of thought and freedom of press.|