The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa to distinguish from the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), is a Central African country which mostly practices Christianity (a nearly equal mix of Catholicism and Protestantism). It is the largest country by area in sub-Saharan Africa. It was a Belgian colony. Between 1971 and 1997, the country was called Zaire.
Despite the constitution providing freedom of speech, press freedom in the DRC is restricted, as is freedom of speech. While print newspapers are nominally privately-held, journalists must be members of a state-run union in order to do this profession. As a result, many newspapers are effectively mouthpieces of the Congolese government.
Video game censorship
Access to the Internet by its citizens was cut off from January 1 to January 20, 2019, claiming that it would prevent chaos in election results.
On November 2021, the government censor of the Congolese government outlawed songs criticising the government.
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