Miraya FM strikes ‘peace deal’ with gov’t
The Media Authority (MA) has lifted the suspension of UN-owned radio station – Miraya FM.
The station has been in the government’s black book since March 2018 for non-compliance with local media laws, according to the media regulators.
As a result, Muraya was banned from covering any government functions.
But after a lengthy tug-of-war that lasted more than five years, the ministry of ICT finally lifted the embargo.
“This is to inform the general public, Government Institutions, Medi NGOs, and UN Agencies that the Media Authority has lifted the suspension and restrictions enforced on Radio Miraya FM, effective from Thursday, (August 3, 2023),” Media Authority confirmed the lifting of the suspension in a statement.
“Media Authority acknowledged the concerted and consistent effort of the Ministry of ICT and Postal Services, together with the Ministry of Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, to reach a political and diplomatic solution to the issue of Radio M in accordance with Chapter IV, Section 11, of the Status of Forces,” the statement further reads.
Miraya has been running normal programming despite the lengthy ban.