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CNC opens public Whatsapp number to evaluate media

“The national media regulator- CNC has opened a Whatsapp number to Burundian people to evaluate the contents of radio and television stations operating in Burundi,” announced Nestor Bankumukunzi, chairman of CNC on May 31. Citizens will send critical messages about the information broadcast by various local media to79707777. The team in charge of monitoring the media will collaborate with the people through that project, according to Bankumukunzi.

Nestor Bankumukunzi, chairman of CNC “The project will enable Burundians to contribute to the strengthening of a free, professional and responsible press,”

“The project will enable Burundians to contribute to the strengthening of a free, professional and responsible press,” says CNC chairman adding that the media regulator wants these messages to be brief, precise and constructive.

Bankumukunzi says CNC has chosen to use Whatsapp application at the beginning adding that the SMS will be used once the project is successful.