Culture
' 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09-29-2017 Burundi Media Regulator-CNC has withdrawn an operating licence from some radio and television stations set ablaze and closed during the political crisis in 2015.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 CNC has withdrawn the operating licence from some radio (...)
' women who participated as resource in Burundi media represent only 40%

IDUAI in Burundi: Journalists demand cooperation for public information

09-29-2017 While the world celebrates the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) on September 28th, some Burundian journalists demand access to information and equal treatment. The ministry of information says journalists are well and equally treated. Some Burundian journalists face problems related to information access. They say they (...)
' Some sculptors do not get customers due to the lack of tourists

Burundian tourist sites to be improved to generate more revenues

09-27-2017 On the occasion of the World Tourism Day, celebrated yearly on 27 September, Burundian artists complain about the lack of tourists to visit attractive sites and buy their works. Sculptors and artists doing their activities at the Burundi national museum (Musée Vivant) complain about the lack of customers. “We (...)
' Bernard Ndoricimpa and Alfred Nyandwi

Burundi represented in Rock in Rio festival

09-27-2017 Bernard Ndoricimpa and Alfred Nyandwi (cultural singers) were thrilled to bits to be part of an international festival, spreading a message of love and unity on behalf of Burundi. Since Monday 18th September, the duo travelled to Rio (Brazil) to play their traditional music “umuduri” in Rock in Rio (...)
' Aimée Divine Niyokwizigirwa: “The signing of CNC specifications is a prerequisite for all the press and communication houses operating in Burundi”.

Media houses must comply with CNC Specifications by 31 July

06-21-2017 “All the media houses whose specifications have not been updated and signed at the National Communication Council [CNC] are requested to update them without delay. Otherwise, they will be considered as irregular”, says Aimée Divine Niyokwizigirwa, deputy chairperson of and spokesperson for CNC. She says that for public and (...)
' Burundi has lost its once-promising rating for the freedom of the press

Burundi media regulator speaks for press freedom

06-06-2017 The government media regulator authority speaks against administrative officials’ interference with the freedom of journalists. The chairman of National Media Regulator (CNC) urges administrative authorities to stop hampering the work of accredited journalists. In a meeting Ramadhan Karenga, the Chairman of CNC, held this Tuesday with media professionals, he (...)
' Pierre Nkurikiye, Spokesman for Burundi Police handing Antediteste Niragira, correspondent of Deutsche Welle over to Aimée Divine Niyokwizigirwa, Spokesperson for CNC

DW correspondent set free after detention in DRC

05-23-2017 The Burundian police have handed over the Burundian journalist, Antediteste Niragira working for the German channel Deutsche Welle, to the National Communication Council (CNC). He has been detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 17 May. Deutsche Welle correspondent Antediteste Niragira, who had just been released from Uvira (...)
' Ramadhan Karenga: “The National Media Register has been created but isn’t yet operational due to a lack of resources whereas it should facilitate the procedures for the granting of a professional card.”

CNC: “Media persons work without professional card”

05-03-2017 Burundi Media Regulator-CNC has released its 2016 annual report on the World Press Freedom this 3 May 2017. It admits that Burundian journalists face various challenges. “Journalists, information technicians, film makers and media assistants do their work without a professional card because the issuance of such a card requires (...)
' The freedom of Burundian press is restricted

No media freedom in Burundi, Reporters Without Borders says

04-27-2017 Reporters without Borders (RSF) ranks Burundi the 160th out of 180 countries in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF says the country was the 156th in 2016. It is ranked behind all the East African Community countries. The situation in Burundi has become more and more complex since (...)