Media
' nestor

National and international media must obey local law

12-07-2016 “Both local and international media have to abide by the existing law regulating media”, said Nestor Bankumukunzi, Communication Minister when responding to questions by MPs on 6 December. During the session of oral questions in the National Assembly where Nestor Bankumukunzi, Communication Minister was invited, certain MPs suggested that (...)
' EAC Secretariat pledges journalists to report on community news

EAC Secretariat pledges journalists to report on community news

11-24-2016 “I believe that the media has a big role to play in EAC integration process. The media has a mammoth task of not only educating East Africans on the benefits of integration but also updating them on the achievements”, says Simon Owaka, Senior Public relations Officer in the EAC (...)
' Aimée Nshimirimana, program manager at Rema Radio: “Some media and editors minimize women's skills"

Poor participation of women journalists in political matters

11-16-2016 The Association of Women Journalists-AFJO has organized this 15 November a workshop to sensitize women in general not to be afraid to provide political information, push media officials to encourage female journalists to work on political issues and urge civil society leaders to advocate for gender mainstream in the (...)
' Participants in the African Investigative Journalism workshop during a session on terrorism investigation

African investigative journalists gathering in Johannesburg

11-13-2016 At least 250 investigative journalists from across Africa have been invited to a conference organized yearly by the Journalism Program of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa from 7 to 9 November 2016. Veteran investigative journalists from across the world have also attended the workshop to (...)
' ‘Karadiridimba’ Isanganiro Radio Program temporarily suspended

‘Karadiridimba’ Isanganiro Radio Program temporarily suspended

10-25-2016 This 24 October The National Council of Communication –CNC has taken a decision to suspend for a period of one month, the radio program ‘Karadiridimba’, broadcast on Radio Isanganiro. According Gabriel Bihumugani, the spokesman of CNC, the song played during ‘Karadiridimba’ radio program is the cause of the sanction. (...)
' gil

Gildas Yihundimpundu is now free

10-24-2016 Gildas Yihundimpundu, a BBC correspondent in Burundi arrested on Sunday morning 23 October with an American journalist Julia Steers has just been released. Prime Ndikumagenge, BBC representative in Burundi confirms the information. They were arrested and their equipment was seized, on 23 October around 8 am, while they were (...)
' jean_bigirimana_1

Our dear Jean,

08-25-2016 You will notice that we are here together, between work colleagues. We chose not to bring in your family or your relatives, because we thought these words may sound like a funeral oration. We went to see your family, your children are doing OK. Don Douglas was not there, (...)
' Hunt for Burundian journalists

Hunt for Burundian journalists

08-03-2016 After Boaz Ntaconayigize, a journalist at Radio Bonesha FM exiled in Uganda was assaulted by four men armed with knives near his residence; the Chairman of Burundian Journalists Union (UBJ) expresses his deep concern about the escalation of violations of journalists’ rights up to their places of refuge. In (...)
' Iwacu goes further!

Iwacu goes further!

07-19-2016 This 19 July, Iwacu officially launches its website in English. Thus, we will go further to reach as many people as possible. Besides, it has been the wish of many of our readers, partners and friends of Burundi. That new service will therefore help our country in its opening-up, (...)
' Hit-radio

Hit Radio hits the airwaves in Burundi

11-13-2014 Next month, Burundians will have a new radio station to listen to. According to theDirector of Hit Radio, the station will provide various educational programs as well as music.-By Yves Didier Irakoze “Burundian songs will be exported to other countries where Hit Radio broadcasts. That is the most valuable (...)