The management of RFI deplores the cancellation of the accreditation of its correspondent in Conakry, Mouctar Bah, sanction taken after an approach initiated by the Guinean Ministry of Defense.
Mouctar Bah did only his work, reporting evidence collected on the night of November 7, 2018 on the circumstances of the death of two young people. He also tried, the next morning, to join the civil and military authorities to obtain their comment on these testimonies. The authorities concerned did not respond to his repeated calls and messages.
Radio France Internationale is surprised by the notice issued by the High Authority for Communication asking it to grant a right of reply to the Ministry of Defense, this reaction having been solicited by Mouctar Bah throughout the day of 8 November. The Parisian editorial of RFI ended up getting, Monday, November 12, the agreement of the regional director of the police of Conakry, also spokesperson of the ministry of the security and the civil protection, to react to this affair. This reaction of Boubacar Kasse was broadcast on the same day in the editions of 18:30 and 22:30 (UT).
RFI recalls that its antenna has always been open to everyone and remains so.
The management of RFI reaffirms its full support for Mouctar Bah who, with more than thirty years of career, is one of the most experienced journalists in Guinea.