Democratic Republic of Congo – Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (03.01.19)

Q - What is your response to the blocking of the signal to Radio France Internationale (RFI) and the withdrawal of the accreditation of its correspondent in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

A - France is committed to the freedom of the press and the freedom of expression. This is one of our foreign policy priorities. Respect for these freedoms, which forms the basis of all democratic societies, is a key factor with respect to ensuring the transparency and credibility of the electoral process underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo.