Sunday, 15 February 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2569

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1. D.R.C: Taïna Community Radio pillaged, burned down in midst of mi
From: George Lessard

2. MENA D.R.C: Taïna Community Radio pillaged, burned down in midst
From: George Lessard


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1. D.R.C: Taïna Community Radio pillaged, burned down in midst of mi
Posted by: "George Lessard" mediamentor@gmail.com themediamentor
Date: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:33 pm ((PST))

Taïna Community Radio pillaged, burned down in midst of military conflict
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/100770


Français: La Radio Communautaire Taïna pillée et incendiée lors
d'affrontements: militaires
http://www.ifex.org/fr/content/view/full/100771

Country/Topic: *Democratic Republic of Congo*
Date: *13 February 2009*
Source: * Journaliste en danger (JED) *
Person(s): **
Target(s): * radio station(s) *
Type(s) of violation(s): * other *
Urgency: * Flash *

*

(JED/IFEX) - On 11 February 2009, Taïna Community Radio was pillaged and
burned down between 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. (local time) during clashes
between the Armed Forces of the DRC (Forces Armées de la République
Démocratique du Congo, FARDC) and sections of the Democratic Forces for the
Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). Other than the destruction of property, no
casualties were reported as the radio station was empty during the conflict.
Taïna Community Radio belongs to the Community Reserve of Taïna, a project
supported by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Kasugho, located approximately
50 km from Lubero, in the Lubero territory, and approximately 100 km from
Butembo, in North Kivu province.
*

Local sources informed JED that the pillage and destruction of the radio
station specialising in environmental news and wildlife conservation
focusing on monkeys, is the work of sections of the FDLR, which have been
pursued by the FARDC and Rwandan Army coalition since mid-January 2009.

JED condemns the destruction of the station and believes that Taïna
Community Radio should never be considered a military target. JED urges the
Congolese and Rwandan governments to protect the media as well as the
journalists in the region. JED also demands that the Congolese government
assist the only radio station in Kasugho in rebuilding its facilities and
reinstating service.
MORE INFORMATION:


For further information, contact D. M'Baya Tshimanga, President, JED, 374,
avenue colonel Mondjiba, 1er Etage, Complexe Utexafrica, Galerie Saint
Pierre, Kinshasa/Ngaliema, B.P. 633 Kinshasa I, Democratic Republic of
Congo, tel: +243 819 929 323, +243 813 637 037, +243 99 96 353, +243 819 898
076, fax: +44 207 504 3544, e-mail: direction@jed- afcentre.org, Internet:
http://www.jed-afrique.org


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2. MENA D.R.C: Taïna Community Radio pillaged, burned down in midst
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:44 pm ((PST))

Taïna Community Radio pillaged, burned down in midst of military conflict
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/100770


Français: La Radio Communautaire Taïna pillée et incendiée lors
d'affrontements: militaires
http://www.ifex.org/fr/content/view/full/100771

Country/Topic: Democratic Republic of Congo
Date: 13 February 2009
Source: Journaliste en danger (JED)
Person(s):
Target(s): radio station(s)
Type(s) of violation(s): other
Urgency: Flash

(JED/IFEX) - On 11 February 2009, Taïna Community Radio was pillaged and
burned down between 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. (local time) during clashes
between the Armed Forces of the DRC (Forces Armées de la République
Démocratique du Congo, FARDC) and sections of the Democratic Forces for
the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). Other than the destruction of property,
no casualties were reported as the radio station was empty during the
conflict. Taïna Community Radio belongs to the Community Reserve of Taïna,
a project supported by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Kasugho, located
approximately 50 km from Lubero, in the Lubero territory, and
approximately 100 km from Butembo, in North Kivu province.

Local sources informed JED that the pillage and destruction of the radio
station specialising in environmental news and wildlife conservation
focusing on monkeys, is the work of sections of the FDLR, which have been
pursued by the FARDC and Rwandan Army coalition since mid-January 2009.

JED condemns the destruction of the station and believes that Taïna
Community Radio should never be considered a military target. JED urges
the Congolese and Rwandan governments to protect the media as well as the
journalists in the region. JED also demands that the Congolese government
assist the only radio station in Kasugho in rebuilding its facilities and
reinstating service.
MORE INFORMATION:


For further information, contact D. M'Baya Tshimanga, President, JED, 374,
avenue colonel Mondjiba, 1er Etage, Complexe Utexafrica, Galerie Saint
Pierre, Kinshasa/Ngaliema, B.P. 633 Kinshasa I, Democratic Republic of
Congo, tel: +243 819 929 323, +243 813 637 037, +243 99 96 353, +243 819
898 076, fax: +44 207 504 3544, e-mail: direction@jed- afcentre.org,
Internet: http://www.jed-afrique.org

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