Malian media on strike after arrest of an editor : report

About 40 newspaper titles are published each week in the country - and none have appeared on news stands in the city on Tuesday morning.

Malian media on strike after arrest of an editor : report

World Bulletin / News Desk

Malian private media is on strike protesting last Wednesday's arrest of Le Republicain editor Boukary Daou, reported Africareview.

The editor got into trouble for publishing a letter alleging poor conditions from soldiers fighting rebels in the north.

The soldiers said they lacked equipment and rations - the same complaints made by those behind last year's March coup.

Mali's interim government has not commented on the arrest or strike.

About 40 newspaper titles are published each week in the country - and none have appeared on news stands in the city on Tuesday morning. The 16 local private FM radio stations are either silent or only playing music, she says.

Communications Minister Manga Dembele has said Mr Daou acted irresponsibly and unpatriotically by publishing the soldiers' open letter to the president, but there has been no official word from the authorities about the case.

The letter also complained that the military top brass were living in comfort in Bamako while their colleagues suffered on the frontline.

Last Mod: 13 Mart 2013, 10:21
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