CNC appreciates positively media work in last three months

During the presentation of the achievements of the last three months this October 18th, the Chairman of Burundi Media Regulator-CNC has said media worked in compliance with the law despite some slight mistakes.

Nestor Bankumukunzi calls on media operating in Burundi to be more professional

“In general, we have realized that different media in Burundi work in accordance with the law and in a professional way,” says Nestor Bankumukunzi, Chairman of Burundi Media Regulator-CNC.
Media professionals have followed pieces of advice that CNC always give them, he adds.
“It is apparent that there are good relationships between CNC and media professionals,” he says, adding that it is due to several meetings that media regulatory authorities organize with different actors working in the media sector.

For him, there are some media which still make some small mistakes. Among them are the newspaper ‘La Voix de l’Enseignant’, Radio Culture and Net Press.
“Mistakes that are committed by the media are among others broadcasting unbalanced information and non-respect of the law,” he says.

For Radio Culture, CNC chairman says it mainly makes technical mistakes. “Waves of strange radio stations sometimes pass through the frequency modulation of Radio Culture and this is not good for the country,” he adds.
Mr. Bankumukunzi calls on media operating in Burundi to work in compliance with the law and to be more professional.

He also calls on them to invest more in contributing to the good organization of the 2020 elections for the general interest of the country. “They must work in accordance with the conduct code that media professionals have recently signed,” he says.

In May, Burundi Media Regulator had accused some media of disseminating unbalanced information .

However, some media professionals were against such accusations. They also deplored reluctance of some sources which do not express themselves freely because of fear.