In the DRC, Journalists Struggle with Threats and Self-Censorship

Two male journalists examine a recorder and mic.

Self-censorship is as big of a problem for journalists in many countries where we work as what we traditionally think of as overt, imposed censorship. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, journalists' freedom has come under attack in the period leading up to the presidential elections. In an interview, Tshivis Tshivuadi, General Secretary of Journaliste en Danger—Journalists in Danger—provides insight into the situation.

"The political situation is extremely tense. The direct consequence is an increase in the number of violent incidents against journalists when they are out reporting on an event. This violence is worrying most of the journalists and is the main cause for self-censorship in the Congolese media sector."

Read the full interview

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