TRRC Cuts Eye Africa Live Coverage

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: EyeAfrica’s live TV signal was interrupted as it broadcast hearings at the Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparation Commission (TRRC) on Wednesday.

The Commission has said that it had entered into a production service agreement with a local production company who will facilitate live feeds for the media covering the commission.

Despite the arrangement at hand, broadcasters such as the Eye Africa TV are not permitted to connect from the TRRC controlled media.

“Our live broadcast was cut short today”, says Eye Africa’s technical staff covering the commission.

According to the commission media team, the stoppage was due to ‘internal technical issue’. They gave assurance that the issue will be sorted out before end of day three of the hearings.

Eye Africa had earlier in the day posted on Facebook that the broadcaster was allowed to work smoothly after some engagements with the commission.

In an earlier counter press release on the broadcast plans, the National Broadcaster, GRTS described TRRC’s claim to have rented equipment and personnel support from private TV station, QTV to film proceedings and facilitate their processes as a hoax.

“What we see unfortunately is that QTV was doing a live broadcast of the proceedings both on Radio and TV, contrary to what the TRRC stated.”

Journalists covering the commission say they are disappointed to realise that one media house is given preference to broadcast the hearings while the rest wait until the next day.

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