S. Leone: Media urged not to inflame tensions ahead of polls
Sierra Leone’s Independent Media Commission (IMC) has begun visits to media outlets ahead of November’s elections, cautioning media practitioners against making inflammatory statements that could trigger violence.
During the 2007 elections, the country’s media were accused of fanning the flames of violence, which critics say contributed to deadly political violence at the time.
Media critics in the West African nation say newspaper articles and radio talk shows had in the past led to some disturbances. And the IMC has said it would not want to see a repeat of such this year.
From Freetown, WADR’s correspondent Mohamed Konneh has more on this story.
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