Media
' Faustin Ndikumana: “The government should conduct a sensitization campaigns about illicit revenues and implement the law on the declaration of property”

Burundi media regulator urges journalists to work in compliance with law

07-26-2018 “Until July, Burundian media made progress in respect of the press law and professional principles,” said Nestor Bankumukunzi, chairman of Burundi media regulator (CNC) in a press briefing on 25 July. He says some media committed fewer mistakes compared to previous months. He encourages them to keep moving forwards. (...)
' Léandre Sikuyavuga: "Who kidnapped our colleague and Why?"

Iwacu pays tribute to Jean Bigirimana, two years after his disappearance

07-22-2018 On Friday, July 22, 2016, Jean Bigirimana, Iwacu journalist was reported missing to not be back any more. This Sunday, July 22, 2018, it was exactly two years day after day since he disappeared. His colleagues reaffirm their commitment to seeking the truth about his going missing and staying (...)
' A sample of the national press card

CNC to issue national press card soon

06-26-2018 Burundi Media Regulator- CNC has held a meeting this June 25, 2018 with representatives of different media organizations operating in Burundi to discuss strategies to be adopted so as to boost media sector in Burundi. Among the top questions discussed, there was the validation of a national professional press (...)
' Former CNC chairman Ramadhan Karenga (left) replaced by Nestor Bankumukunzi

Burundi: New boss commits himself to accomplish missions assigned to CNC

06-15-2018 Ramadhan Karenga has handed over power to Nestor Bankumukunzi, former Minister of Communication to chair the National Communication Council-CNC, after two years and three months at the chairmanship. In the plenary session held this 14 June held by CNC members, Nestor Bankumukunzi has been unanimously elected to chair the (...)
' Ramadhani Karenga: “Le Renouveau” newspaper recognized it fault and apologized for the mistake

Sanctions against national Newspaper “Le Renouveau” lifted

05-24-2018 On May 4, 2018, the National Media Regulatory Authority (CNC) took a decision to suspend the advertisement section of the national newspaper “Le Renouveau” for a period of three months. The sanction has just been lifted three weeks later. In a press conference held this Wednesday 23rd May 2018, (...)
' Ramadhani Karenga: “Le Renouveau” newspaper recognized it fault and apologized for the mistake

BBC and VOA radios suspended for six months in Burundi

05-04-2018 The National Media Regulator has suspended BBC and VOA radio stations for six months from broadcasting in Burundi.They have been accused of having violated the law governing the press and professional ethics and the decision will start from 7 May. The Control and Regulation Agency for Telecommunications -ARCT has (...)
' Burundian journalists ask that measures for their security be strengthened

Burundian journalists complain about difficulty of accessing information sources

05-04-2018 While the world celebrates the Press Freedom Day each 3 May, Burundian journalists say working conditions go from bad to worse comparing to the past years. “We work with fear and expect the worse at any time,” says a journalist from a local radio station adding that Burundian journalists (...)
' Nestor Bankumukunzi: "The law cannot be retrospective"

Diploma required to journalists arouse controversy in National Assembly

04-20-2018 The National Assembly analyzed on 19 April, a bill revising the law on the press. Article 7 of the bill requires media professional to hold at least a bachelor’s degree in journalism. MPs worry that some journalists will be dismissed. Agathon Rwasa, First deputy-speaker of the National Assembly deplores (...)
' Ambassador Thomas Strieder: “It takes courage to continue informing people about what’s happening in the country despite challenges”

Iwacu represents media freedom in Burundi, says Germany Ambassador

04-18-2018 During a visit that he conducted to IWACU Press Group on 17 April, Mr. Thomas Strieder, Ambassador of Germany to Burundi has said “Iwacu represents media freedom in the country.” Ambassador Strieder has said he appreciates the work done by Iwacu despite a number of challenges.”It takes courage to (...)
' 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.”

CNC suspends commentary column of Iwacu newspaper

04-12-2018 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. “Iwacu has gone against professional standards, the reason why CNC decides to suspend the column for three months (...)
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