PPF condemns closure of Radio Iriba FM in Bukavu, Congo

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Bruno Tshibala, Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of the Congo has expressed concern over the closure of Radio Iriba FM, station in Bukavu, city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned the closure of radio station and called on the authorities to immediately reopen the station.

According to Journaliste en Danger (JED), judicial police along with group of officers of the Congolese National Police raided the radio station in the evening of November 28. The officers forced the journalists present at the station to stop broadcasting and sealed the station.

Soon after getting informed, the Director of Radio Iriba FM, Prisca Bukaraba visited prosecutor’s office to find out the exact reason for the closure of station.