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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

Code of conduct presented by CNC raises concerns among media professionals

10-17-2019 The National Media Regulatory-CNC this Wednesday presented a code of conduct to the Burundian media for the 2020 elections. Some media professionals say they were not consulted during its preparation. “Every media organization operating in Burundi must comply with this code of conduct for the 2020 electoral process,” says (...)

Media made several mistakes in 2018 referendum vote, says Communication Ministry

10-09-2019 In a meeting with media officials, CENI and CNC on October 8th, the Ministry of Communication and Media has said broadcast of hatred messages and political militancy during the 2018 referendum vote are among many other mistakes that were made by media and journalists. “Some journalists did not go (...)

Two Burundian artists detained over violation of culture and customs

10-04-2019 Olegue Baraka and Pacelli Iradukunda also known as Landry Promoter are detained by the Police since last week. They are accused of breaking the Burundian culture and customs through their songs and videos. The two artists are jailed in the office of the police dealing with juvenile crimes. With (...)

GIJC2019: Investigative journalists say they face several challenges

09-27-2019 At the 11th Global Investigative Journalism Conference currently being held in Germany, investigative journalists from around the world say they faced a lot of challenges while doing their job. They mainly point out the lack financial means, limited access to official sources of information and the government crackdown on (...)

No Burundian media broadcasts hate messages, IPGL reveals

09-27-2019 “Political opponents, women and ordinary citizens do not occupy enough space in Burundian media,” reveals the survey results on the monitoring of Burundian media presented on Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Institut Panos Grands Lacs (IPGL). This survey was conducted on four media namely National Radio, Iwacu Newspaper, Radio (...)