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‘Karadiridimba’ Isanganiro Radio Program temporarily suspended

Gabriel Bihumugani, the spokesman of CNC "The song’s message is against the code of professional ethics of journalism"

Gabriel Bihumugani, the spokesman of CNC “The song’s message is against the code of professional ethics of journalism”

This 24 October The National Council of Communication –CNC has taken a decision to suspend for a period of one month, the radio program ‘Karadiridimba’, broadcast on Radio Isanganiro. According Gabriel Bihumugani, the spokesman of CNC, the song played during ‘Karadiridimba’ radio program is the cause of the sanction. He indicates that the song Agateka k’Umumenyeshamakuru’ ‘Journalist’s Rights” contains a message likely to disrupt the security of Burundi and is contrary to the professional ethics of journalism and democratic values.

He warns journalists against playing songs unauthorized by the Association of Burundian Musicians-AMB.
Ernest Pablo Baryuwabo, head of programs at Radio Isanganiro, says the song played during the program that gives the floor to the Burundian diaspora is the cause of the suspension. “We hope to change the way of producing Karadiridimba program.” Maybe the journalist was not careful with the content of the song,” he says. He recognizes that there was a slip and promises the use of balanced songs for such programs.