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CNC suspends commentary column of Iwacu newspaper

Burundi Media Regulator CNC has suspended this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, the online commentary column of Iwacu newspaper for three months. Iwacu newspaper direction says to be saddened by the decision.

Antoine Kaburahe: “Since the launch of Iwacu, 10 years ago, this space that is part of our media, allowed our readers to react freely to our information.”

Antoine Kaburahe: “Since the launch of Iwacu, 10 years ago, this space that is part of our media, allowed our readers to react freely to our information.”

“Iwacu has gone against professional standards, the reason why CNC decides to suspend the column for three months from now”, says Karenga Ramadhani, Chairman of Burundi Media Regulator-CNC.

Antoine Kaburahe, Director of Iwacu newspaper publications, says the suspended column constituted a free space of expression for all the people interested in Burundi wherever they are. “The commentary column was a democratic space open to all opinions. Some strong criticisms over the country’s situation, government’s actions, the opposition, the civil society, the media, etc. were expressed in the column.”

Kaburahe says Iwacu regrets this decision which it considers unfair.

Iwacu newspaper thanks all its readers wherever they are and sympathizes with them. “Iwacu is saddened by the suspension of this small forum for freedom and expression that we have been sharing for 10 years,” says the director of Iwacu newspaper publications.

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