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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


Radio station director freed on bail after a month in prison

After being held for four weeks, Radio Publique Africaine director Bob Rugurika was released on bail today from Muramvya prison and was greeted (...)

Published on 19 February 2015 Read


Authorities poised to move against popular radio station

Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the threat of closure hanging over Burundi’s most popular radio station, privately-owned Radio (...)

Published on 21 March 2014 Read


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

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