Djibouti - Reporters Without Borders creates mirror of radio station’s blocked website
Reporters Without Borders has launched a mirror site of radio La Voix de Djibouti’s website, in order to help circumvent the government’s censorship and allow the population to have access to a news sources to which it is being denied.
The media freedom organization invites Internet users to click here in order to access an exact copy of the original site.
“As this is a country without media freedom, where only government propaganda is tolerated, we think it is crucial to help the population to gain access to other news sources,” Reporters Without Borders said. “While it is true that the level of Internet use is still low in Djibouti, it is not negligible, and use of social networks in particular is growing. The population will now be able to read critical news bulletins online.”
A Europe-based exile radio station that supports the opposition Renewal and Development Movement (MRD), La Voix de Djibouti began by broadcasting on the short wave and then switched to being a web radio but the authorities have blocked access to its website from within Djibouti.