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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 (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)
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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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Referendum vote: Burundian media professionals urged to work in synergy

03-27-2018 Nestor Bankumukunzi, Minister of Communication, Information and Technologies has met, this 26 March, all representatives of media organizations, leaders of the National Media Council and the National Independent Electoral Commission. They have discussed the role of the media in the constitutional amendment process. “Media professionals play a great role (...)
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Isanganiro journalist in eastern province forbidden to do his job

02-08-2018 Jean Claude Nshimirimana, Radio Isanganiro correspondent in Ruyigi eastern province is no longer allowed to report in that locality. The decision has been taken by Ruyigi Governor, Hassan Abdallah, this 7 February. Mr Abdallah had summoned journalist Jean-Claude Nshimirimana to shed light on his report related to “2020 Elections (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)
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