Culture
' Minister of Communication, Nestor Bankumukunzi “ reform aims at improving the council’s efficiency”

CNC to grant and withdraw the press card from journalists

12-01-2017 The National Assembly passed yesterday a bill revising the law governing the National Communication Council (CNC). Minister of Communication, Nestor Bankumukunzi told MPs the reform aims at improving the council’s efficiency. This law will allow CNC to grant journalists a professional press card and withdraw it from them. Under (...)
' “Rumuri” Literary Award for promotion of writing in Burundi

“Rumuri” Literary Award for promotion of writing in Burundi

11-24-2017 The University of Burundi recognises that writing is a good way to preserve and share culture and tradition. A national inter-university literary competition was organised and the winners of the second edition of “Rumuri Literary Award” were announced publicly. Writing is one of the ways of sharing and transferring (...)
' Burundian Drummers playing drums

Culture Ministry dedicates week to emblematic drum dance to promote culture

11-22-2017 The Ministry of Culture dedicated a week to the emblematic dance of the Burundian drum in order to protect and promote Burundian culture in general and drums in particular. It started on November 20 and will end on 26. A march from Bujumbura city centre to the north direction (...)
' Mwape Mumwenda : « Investigative journalism requires passion, dedication and focus »

Journalism of investigation in Africa:”A hard nut to crack”

11-17-2017 In a conference that brought together hundreds of investigative journalists from across the globe, African Investigative reporters say they meet a number of challenges when doing their job. They say journalists who conducting investigation into some sensitive issues such as corruption, killings by high government officials are seen as (...)
' Karenga Ramadhani and Aimée Divine Niyokwizigirwa: Journalists without a professional card won’t be allowed to work in Burundi from 2018

Burundi Media Regulator-CNC warns media that don’t comply with its regulations

11-17-2017 Burundi Media Regulator-CNC warns media houses that will not conform to its rules and regulations will not work in Burundi from 2018. Journalists should be registered and media should sign a specification note. Burundi Media Regulator-CNC says it will not be easy for media houses that will not have (...)
' Ramadhan Karenga: “The government should honor its obligations by setting up a fund to improve working conditions of media houses and journalists”

Press law needs application texts for greater fulfillment

11-15-2017 The press law of 2015 needs its effective implementation for the added value of media houses and journalists. Ramadhan Karenga, the chairman of National Media Regulator (CNC) says the 2015 press law offers many advantages that benefited media houses and journalists. It was on the occasion of the celebration (...)
' Nestor Bankumukunzi: “Burundian journalists are not persecuted in their daily job”

Burundian journalists lack forum to discuss their challenges

11-02-2017 On 2 November, Burundi joins the world in celebrating the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Some Burundian journalists say they lack a forum where they can talk about the problems they are often faced with. “It’s a big challenge that we do not have a (...)
' Screenshots of Iwacu and Ikiriho sites which are not accessible

Website inaccessibility, technical problem ?

10-20-2017 The websites of some Burundian media are currently inaccessible from Burundi. For experts in the field who have been contacted, it’s a real cause for concern. Since October 10, access to Iwacu website has been disrupted in Burundi, not say that it has been blocked. The same is true (...)
' Women who participated as resource in Burundi media represent only 40%

Burundian women represented at 6% in media, says AFJO

10-12-2017 Burundian women journalists say they are not sufficiently represented. They accuse media officials of underestimating them. The Association of Burundian Women Journalists calls on media officials to increase the representation and participation of women in the media. The number of male journalist is far superior to that of women, (...)
' RPA radio, one of the radio stations banned from broadcasting

Radio and television stations banned from operating and another one suspended

09-29-2017 Burundi Media Regulator-CNC has withdrawn an operating licence from some radio and television stations set ablaze and closed during the political crisis in 2015. Another medium has also been suspended for three months. Representatives of those media speak of injustice. CNC has withdrawn the operating licence from some radio (...)