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Burundi media regulator condemns abuse against journalists

08-29-2018 “Incident occurred between journalists of Radio Culture reporting at Ngagara neighborhood, Section 10 and police agents,” Nestor Bankumukunzi, chairman of Burundi media regulator (CNC), told journalists. The three journalists were reporting on land dispute between two families. “The presence of these journalists would have been interpreted as a catalyst (...)
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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. (...)
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Burundian exhibitors say they expect much from Burundi Diaspora week

07-25-2018 Burundian companies operating in the artistic field, food processing, agribusiness and tourism are exhibiting their products since the opening of Burundi Diaspora Week this 24 July at “Zion Beach” in the capital Bujumbura. Fabrice Manirakiza, from Come and See Burundi Company operating in Tourism, Investment and Social services, says (...)
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Pamoja Festival for positive message through music

07-24-2018 The team in charge of organizing Pamoja Festival says Gospel music is one of the ways which can be used to convey a positive message. Hugues Safari, Pamoja Festival communication assistant, says music plays a significant role in Burundians’ lives. “Music is part of life. It is also one (...)
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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 (...)
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Five members of 2018 Miss Burundi organization committee resign

07-05-2018 Five out of seven members of the organizing committee of Miss Burundi 2018 announced their resignation on social media on July 3 due to some misunderstanding with the chairman of the committee. Amine El Kosseifi, the chairman of Burundi events organization, says the cause of the resignation was some (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)
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Batwa community concerned over members’ killings

05-24-2018 Emmanuel Nengo, Legal Representative of the Union for Batwa Promotion in Burundi-UNIPROBA says Batwa community is threatened these days. He refers to the last killing of Désiré Kubwami, aged 30, from Muhweza hill in Buhiga Commune of Karuzi Province killed on 18 May, one day after the referendum. “We (...)
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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, (...)
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