Democratic Republic of the Congo News Today. Get the latest news, media, reviews, business, sports, films, travel books, jobs, education, real estate, automobiles and other online reviews.
Digitalcongo.net – Democratic Republic of the Congo News Today
The latest local and world news from DRC
The written press in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The written press in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is mainly French-speaking, with French being the official language of the country. Despite their national ambitions, it is difficult for these publications to achieve coverage for the whole country, both for reasons of information gathering and distribution, which are still largely dependent on failing means of communication. Many of these newspapers are actually linked to a city or region, mainly Kinshasa. Several dailies are published, the majority of which are pro-government in nature. Some newspapers are published irregularly.
Freedom of press
In 2009, the world ranking on freedom of the press established each year by Reporters Without Borders places the DRC in 146th place out of 175 countries. A “difficult situation” was observed there.
Several organizations monitor press freedom in the Democratic Republic of Congo:
National Union of the Congolese Press
Journalist in Danger
Environmental Communicators Network