Guinea’s Supreme Court reopens Conakry radio station

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the decision by Guinea’s supreme court reopening Continental FM, a radio station that was closed after the Guinean media regulator, the High Authority for Communication (HAC), withdrew its licence on 30 October.

In response to an appeal by Continental FM, the Supreme Court issued an order blocking the Conakry-based radio station’s closure by the HAC and the ministry of information and communication.

When the HAC announced the withdrawal of Continental FM’s licence, it said the radio station had violated “the spirit and content of the specifications for the establishment and operation of privately-owned radio and TV broadcasting.”

“We welcome the supreme court’s decision, which renders justice to a radio station that was closed arbitrarily by a media regulator that is increasingly acting as a censor of the privately-owned media,” said Assane Diagne, the director of RSF’s West Africa office.

Source: Reporter Without Borders

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.