Democratic Republic of Congo – Arrest of journalists (November 6, 2016)


France condemns the arrest yesterday in the Democratic Republic of Congo of two journalists from Manika Radio-Television in Kolwezi.

This is a further infringement of the freedom of expression after Radio Okapi and RFI were taken off air on November 5 in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi.

We call on the Congolese authorities to respect the freedom of the press.