CNC to impose sanction against RFI for exclusive interview with Marguerite Barankitse

In a press release issued on June 3, Burundi media regulator-CNC has accused Radio France Internationale of airing unbalanced information in an interview with Marguerite Barankitse, a Burundian human rights activist currently living in exile on June 2nd.

Nestor Bankumukunzi, CNC president “the guest intended to tarnish the image of Burundi”

The founder of ‘Maison Shalom’Burundaise is wanted by Burundian justice. “The journalists who conducted the interview did not have the slightest reflex to ask questions to balance the information thus violating the law governing the press,” reads the CNC statement.

According to the National media regulator, the guest intended to tarnish the image of Burundi. CNC indicates that it will carefully analyze the professional misconduct committed by RFI through this interview and promises to impose sanction against it. RFI had already been warned twice by CNC.

In this interview, Barankitse testified to the human rights violations committed in Burundi and denounced the weak reactions of the African and international community.