Mali: Authorities lift suspension of news channel Joliba TV

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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The Mali High Authority for Communication (HAC) announced on Thursday the lifting of the suspension of one of the country’s main news channels, which was taken in early November after one of its journalists criticized the ruling junta.

The HAC decided on November 3 to ban Joliba TV for two months, denouncing “serious and repeated violations of key provisions of Mali’s Code of Ethics for Journalism.”

In a statement sent to AFP on Thursday, the HAC considered requests for arbitration and amnesty from the Press House and other media industry groups and said it was “sensitive to the economic consequences” measured by the chain and its staff. Said there was.

“It was decided to shorten the duration of the suspension to one month and thus proceed to lift the measures,” the text adds.

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