Guinea online press boss defies coverage ban on presidential residence raid

10:30, July 28, 2011      

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The Guinean online press boss on Wednesday said they would defy the newly imposed ban by the government on the coverage of last week's attack on the private residence of President Alpha Conde.

The head of the Guinean online press, Mohamud Kamara, denounced the ban as a mere censorship of the press, saying they will never abide by the decision.

On Tuesday, the Guinean press regulatory body, the National Council of Communication, issued a statement banning temporarily all coverages in the local media on the recent armed attack on the presidential residence in the capital Conakry.

Kamara said they are going to meet the head of the National Council of Communication, Martin Conde, so as to revoke the ban. If she failed to do so, then they would take the case to the Supreme Court.

A source from the National Council of Communication told Xinhua that the decision was taken to stop the press from pre-empting things in the West African country that will lead to confrontation between Guineans.

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