Etienne Tshisekedi

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A workstation inside RLTV. (John Bompengo)

In pre-election violence, arsonists target DRC TV station

New York, September 6, 2011–Unidentified armed men today torched the studios of a private television station that aired programs favorable to Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, local journalists and news reports said. At around 2 a.m., a dozen men threw tear gas into the studios of Radio Lisanga Télévision (RLTV), based in…

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DRC’s Kabila government bans broadcaster favorable to rival

New York, July 13, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Democratic Republic of Congo’s ban of a private broadcaster favorable to opposition presidential candidate Etienne Tshisekedi. The blocking and ban of the broadcaster since Saturday is in violation of the country’s press laws. 

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