Radio Jonglei 95.9 back on air after a formal apology for “unethical reporting”.
Authorities in Jonglei state have reportedly reinstated Radio Jonglei after it had been closed for nearly a month.
According to a post viewed by NCMP on the Radio Facebook Page. The statement on the website states the station was shut down owing to unethical broadcast, particularly the imbalanced narrative on the news dated 24th August 2021 about the revolt which was started by PCCA.
Radio Jonglei was locked down on suspicion of disseminating news about a failed protest organized by a group called the People’s Coalition for Civil Action, a civil revolt that demanded President Salva Kiir and his administration resign.
The executive director of Jonglei Radio station, Tijwog Agewet admitted that his team had aired an interview with one of the participants in the failed national protest.
He stated further that Bor Town’s National Security Service shut down the 95.9 broadcasters indefinitely.
Furthermore, in the report, the director stated that the station was reopened yesterday following a formal apology for what the authorities termed unethical reporting.