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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 (...)
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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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Kidumu suspects to have been poisoned

03-28-2018 Jean Pierre Nimbona also known as Kidumu, the famous Burundian singer and songwriter performing in Nairobi-Kenya, says he would have been poisoned. Admitted to an emergency room at “Polyclinique Centrale de Bujumbura”, in Bujumbura City Center, Kidumu says he suspects to have taken a poisoned meal shared with his (...)
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Theater in Burundi: Sector that is progressing nowadays

03-28-2018 While the world celebrates the Theater Day every March 27, Freddy Sabimbona, actor, director, producer and the founding director of the satirical comedy group “Troupe Lampyre” says there is remarkable evolution of the theater in Burundi these days. “The number of people who go to the theater has significantly (...)
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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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Towards “Encyclopedia” of Burundian music

02-01-2018 The Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the foundation ‘FEMI’ de Jaba has officially launched this 31 January the “Encyclopedia” of Burundian music. It will allow musicians and Burundian music to be known in the world. “The encyclopedia of Burundi music will compile the biographies of all Burundian musicians, (...)
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