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Constitutional court quashes some articles, but not enough

In response to a petition from the Union of Burundian Journalists (UBJ), the Constitutional Court has quashed certain provisions of the media law (...)

Published on 8 January 2014 Read


“Conditional release” follows radio reporter’s release “on health grounds”

Reporters Without Borders is pleased to learn that Hassan Ruvakuki, a radio reporter who was released on “health grounds” in March after 15 months (...)

Published on 22 October 2013 Read


Media regulator suspends comments on press group’s website

Reporters Without Borders is disturbed to learn that the National Communication Council (CNC), Burundi’s media regulator, has ordered the Iwacu (...)

Published on 31 May 2013 Read


Senate urged not to approve proposed new media law

Reporters Without Borders condemns the Burundian national assembly’s adoption yesterday of a bill that would rein in press freedom by reducing (...)

Published on 4 April 2013 Read


Radio reporter is released, but for how long?

Reporters Without Borders hails Burundian radio reporter Hassan Ruvakuki’s release today after 15 months in prison and hopes it will open the way (...)

Published on 6 March 2013 Read


The Hassan Ruvakuki case: Burundian authorities entrenched in injustice

Reporters Without Borders firmly denounces the relentlessness that the Burundian Authorities have shown against Hassan Ruvakuki. The (...)

Published on 21 February 2013 Read


World Radio Day – authorities urged to free jailed radio reporter

On the eve of World Radio Day tomorrow, Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Hassan Ruvakuki, a journalist who works (...)

Published on 12 February 2013 Read


Score of media back jailed reporter, more than 1,200 sign petition

A Reporters Without Borders petition for the release of Burundian journalist Hassan Ruvakuki has already gathered 1,248 signatures since its (...)

Published on 11 January 2013 Read

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