Radio journalist held in DRC
25 Mar 10

A radio broadcaster in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been arrested and questioned by intelligence agents for “broadcasting false information liable to threaten state security”. Mohamed Lukebana, head of programming at Radio Television Bangu (RTB), was held by government officials in Kimpese after his station reported that Angolan troops had occupied the Bas Congo province earlier this month. Security officials forced Lukebana’s colleagues at RTB to retract the reports while the editor was being held.