Libya news scares other African countries

Libya isn’t the only country where it’s difficult to access media that are reporting on events in the country. In Equatorial Guinea, a state radio presenter was abruptly forced off the air after he made reference to events in Libya.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Federico Abaga Ondo, the secretary of state for information and press, “stormed into the studios of government-controlled national broadcaster RTVGE and ordered producers to kill the microphone” of Juan Pedro Mendene, the presenter. Mendene has now been handed an indefinite suspension.

Equatorial Guinea has imposed a total news blackout on events in North Africa and the Middle East.

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