Cote d’ Ivoire UPDATE: RTI Bouake resumes broadcasting after ten years off air

RTI Bouaké, a television station belonging to the state-owned Ivorian Broadcasting Service, which went off air after it was vandalized on September 19, 2002 resumed broadcasting on March 1, 2012.

The Media Foundation for West Africa’s (MFWA) correspondent in Abidjan reported that the station is operating with ultra-modern equipment with a transmitter capable of carrying quality images and sound within a radius of about 65 kilometres.

The correspondent said at the station has since been relaunched with its new slogan, “a new vision”, promised to be more interactive by factoring the views and concerns of its viewers in the station’s programme.

RTI Bouake is housed on the premises of RTI Bouaké which is located in the central-northern region of Cote d’Ivoire. The premises were plundered at the beginning of the military-cum -political crisis in September, 2002. Radio Bouake was reopened on December 29, 2011.

MFWA is happy about this development and hopes that RTI Bouaké would serve the public interest by being accountable to Ivoirians and not the government.

For more information please contact:

Kwame Karikari (Prof)

Executive Director



Tel: 233-30-22 4 24 70

Fax: 233-302-22 10 84

Email: [email protected], [email protected]


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