National Authorities Shut Down Media Outlets

National Authorities Shut Down Media Outlets

17 Dec 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

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

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceBenin Republic
Date of Occurrence02 Jan 2017
Security Agents InvolvedHigh Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HAAC)
Legal FoundationsArticle 23 and 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of Benin
Rights ImplicatedFreedom of Press and Expression
Actions Taken

In May, the Court of First Instance in Cotonou fined HAAC President 50 million CFA francs (around USD89,648) for closing Sikka TV.


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