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Any future for Burundi’s media after presidential election?

Burundi’s privately-owned radio stations are still silent although President Pierre Nkurunziza succeeded in forcing the country to hold an (...)

Published on 29 July 2015 Read


Postponed elections in Burundi, an "insufficient gesture"

While the privately-owned media remain closed, the presidential election that was to have been held today has been postponed by the government (...)

Published on 15 July 2015 Read


Radio reporter is target of death threats, grenade attack

Reporters Without Borders condemns a grenade attack last night on Voice of America correspondent Diane Nininahazwe, the latest target of the (...)

Published on 26 June 2015 Read


Burundi’s last broadcaster under attack

Reporters Without Borders is worried by influential presidential media adviser Willy Nyamitwe’s scarcely veiled threats against Radio Télé (...)

Published on 25 June 2015 Read


Another nail in the coffin of independent information in Burundi

Burundi’s leading privately-owned radio and TV stations are not only still forcibly closed but now they are also being banned from using the (...)

Published on 10 June 2015 Read


Government coup against news media

As protests continue, social media and instant messaging blocked. Online social networks and instant messaging services such as Facebook, (...)

Published on 30 April 2015 Read


Authorities target independent journalists in run-up to elections

As Burundi’s ruling party prepares to hold a congress tomorrow to choose its presidential candidate, Reporters Without Borders is worried about an (...)

Published on 24 April 2015 Read


National Assembly passes new media law

Reporters Without Borders joins the Union of Burundian Journalists (UBJ) in welcoming the new media law that the National Assembly adopted (...)

Published on 10 March 2015 Read

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