Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation

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Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC)
Type Television and Radio network
Country Sierra Leone
Availability across Sierra Leone
Headquarters Freetown, Sierra Leone
Owner Government of Sierra Leone
Launch date
June 15, 2010
Former names
Sierra Leone Broadcasting Services

The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) is the national radio and television broadcaster in Sierra Leone. It is owned by the government of Sierra Leone and operated by an Independent Media Commission (IMC)[1] under the supervision of the Sierra Leone Ministry of Information and Communications. The SLBC primarily broadcasts from its headquarters in Freetown.

The SLBC was formed in April 2010, when the government-owned Sierra Leone Broadcasting Services (SLBS) merged with the United Nations peacekeeping radio station [2].


History[edit]

The SLBC was formed in April 2010, when the government-owned Sierra Leone Broadcasting Services (SLBS) merged with the United Nations peacekeeping radio station.

The SLBC was formally inaugurated on June 15, 2010 by Sierra Leone's president Ernest Bai Koroma and United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon. It is under the supervision of the Sierra Leone Ministry of Information and Communications.[3]

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