February 2, 2006
Original alert: January 13, 2006
Radio Mwangaza, a community station in the northern Congolese city of Kisangani, resumed broadcasting on January 14, three days after it was shuttered by local court officials.
While the officials cited a dispute over alleged non-payment of music royalties, local press freedom groups said they believed the station, which was set up with French and Canadian support, was targeted for its critical programming.
For more information on this case, see CPJ’s alert: http://www.cpj.org/news/2006/africa/drc13jan06na.html