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Burundi artists producing animated films in need of support

10-29-2019 “The animated film is still at the embryonic stage in Burundi although we shape an ongoing evolution compared to the past five years, “said Florian Nifasha, a Burundian author of over 10 animated cartoons. It was on 28 October, on the occasion of the International Animation Day. As Mr (...)
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Bubanza, 4:30 pm

10-27-2019 With some colleagues, the journalist Clarisse Shaka stayed all day in Bubanza for their colleagues Christine, Agnès, Térence, Egide and Adolphe their driver. The story of a day that ends in tears. Saturday, October 26, is exactly the 5th day of detention of our four colleagues and their driver. (...)
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Iwacu journalists and their driver suffer ordeal four days since they were detained

10-26-2019 On Friday, October 25, 2019, Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Egide Harerimana, Térence Mpozenzi and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza spent their fourth night in the dungeon of Musigati commune. They feel bad, depressed. Since their arrest last Tuesday, they have not even had the opportunity to take a simple bath. (...)
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Burundi GDP grows slowly due to laziness, ISTEEBU reveals

10-25-2019 The current Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is 315 USD per capita, reveals the census conducted in 2018 by the Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies of Burundi (ISTEEBU). The ISTEEBU director general believes that the GDP grows slowly while the Burundi 2020-2025 vision plans to reach the GDP per (...)
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Musigati, the price of information

10-25-2019 Four Iwacu reporters who were sent to cover the attack that occurred in Musigati commune of Bubanza Province on October 22, 2019 could not do their job. They were arrested by the police. The reason was that the area was dangerous. To their great surprise, they found themselves in (...)
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Iwacu news reporters transferred to Bubanza communal dungeon

10-25-2019 This Friday morning, the Bubanza province prosecutor has taken the decision to remove Iwacu news reporters from the Bubanza police custody to the communal dungeon. Their lawyer was ready to assist them but the prosecutor said “he did not have time to listen to them”. The motives behind their (...)
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Human rights organizations urge immediate and unconditional release of arrested journalists

10-25-2019 In a statement issued on 24 October, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrest of four journalists and their driver working for Iwacu newspaper. A team of four journalists of Iwacu newspaper namely Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza were arrested on (...)
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Iwacu news reporters spend second night in Bubanza police custody

10-24-2019 Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana-Iwacu news reporters and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza arrested on 22 October in Musigati commune in Bubanza province have been heard by a judicial police officer this Wednesday October 23. According to their lawyer, there hasn’t been any charge against them after (...)
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Burundi / Media: Iwacu journalists kept in police custody in Bubanza

10-22-2019 A team of Iwacu news reporters namely Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza were arrested on Tuesday, October 22 around noon in Musigati commune of Bubanza province in the west of Burundi where heavy gunfire was heard this morning. They were arrested (...)
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CNC appreciates positively media work in last three months

10-18-2019 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. “In general, we have realized that different media in Burundi work in accordance with the law (...)