S. Sudan's private TV off air to protest restrictions

Citizen TV has rose to prominence recently as an alternative media platform for state-run news channels, which are accused of marginalizing dissents.

S. Sudan's private TV off air to protest restrictions

World Bulletin/News Desk

A South Sudanese private terrestrial channel has decided to go off air protesting what it described as "security restrictions."

"Nobody has told us to stop our operations, but the conditions we are living under have forced us to take this painful move," Citizen TV director Nhial Bol Akeen told Anadolu Agency on Sunday.

The channel management has decided to suspend transmission until further notice, citing what it described as restrictions imposed by the country's security agencies on news crews.

Citizen TV has rose to prominence recently as an alternative media platform for state-run news channels, which are accused of marginalizing dissents.

 South Sudan has been shaken by violence since last December, when President Salva Kiir accused sacked vice president Riek Machar of attempting to overthrow his regime.

The conflict has already claimed more than 10,000 lives, with the U.N. estimating that some 3.7 million people in South Sudan are now "severely food insecure" while around one million have been displaced by the violence.

 

Last Mod: 06 Nisan 2014, 15:57
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