JUBA – South Sudan’s Media Authority has said that Radio Miraya has been operating without license and as such the media regulator regards the UN radio state as an outlaw.
This comes after the governor of South Sudan’s Warrap state issued a gubernatorial notice to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan asking that journalist Manyang Mayom of Radio Miraya to leave Warrap state within 72 hours.
The governor claimed that journalist Mayom was involved in activities that threaten peace and stability of the state.
However, when contacted by the media, the Managing Director of the Media Authority Elijah Alier said they haven’t intervened in the case of journalist Manyang who himself hails from Warrap state because he works with Radio Miraya which he said has not been licensed.
“We are not aware of the message. If something happened to a journalist, the concern stakeholders have to give us the information. But there is nothing we can do about the journalist of Radio Miraya,” Alier said, according to Eye Radio.
“Radio Miraya have been operating under suspension order for persistent non compliances and refusal to be regulated under media law in the republic of South Sudan since March 2018. [Radio Miraya] don’t follow any laws of the country, so anything to do with Radio Miraya as Media Authority, we don’t recognize anything that they are doing,” he added.