Wal Fadjri

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Senegal delays election, authorities cut mobile internet, revoke Walf TV’s license, harass journalists

Dakar, February 5, 2024—Senegalese authorities must restore mobile internet access in the country and the broadcasting license of Walf TV, investigate and hold accountable those responsible for briefly detaining or harassing at least four journalists, and allow the press to report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Monday. On Saturday, Senegalese President Macky…

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Senegalese broadcaster Walf TV suspended for 1 month, threatened with permanent license revocation

On June 1, 2023, Senegalese Minister of Communication, Telecommunications, and Digital Economy Moussa Bocar Thiam ordered a 30-day suspension of Walf TV, the television broadcast service of the privately owned media group Wal Fadjri, over its coverage of ongoing countrywide protests.  Authorities cut off Walf TV’s broadcast signal on June 1 and restored broadcasts on…

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