Radio station in eastern Congo resumes broadcasting

February 15, 2006
Original Alert: January 31, 2006

Radiotélévision La Colombe

Radiotélévision La Colombe (RTC) began broadcasting again on February 10, almost two weeks after shutting down over security fears, the Congolese press freedom group Journaliste en Danger (JED) reported. The station is based in the eastern town of Rutshuru, where fighting broke out on January 20 between government troops and soldiers loyal to dissident general Laurent Nkunda.

On January 29, the station closed down, after rebel soldiers looted the station’s equipment and robbed a guesthouse housing four RTC journalists who fled in fear of their lives, according to JED.

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