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IPI urges new Burundi president to uphold press freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today urged Burundi’s new president, Évariste Ndayishimiye, to restore press freedom in the country and release four imprisoned journalists In a letter to President Ndayishimiye, IPI Director of Advocacy Ravi R. Prasad also urged Burundi to lift […]

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As citizens head to vote in presidential elections, Burundi faces press freedom crisis alone

Tensions are running high in Burundi as citizens head to vote in presidential elections. In the run-up to the vote, members of the governing CNDD-FDD party have attacked critical media and the opposition, and a ruthless militia has expanded its power. The Arusha Accords, which were signed in 2000 to end the country’s seven-year-long civil […]

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Burundi journalists sentenced to prison

The sentencing of four journalists in Burundi to prison on charges of undermining state security is a serious blow to press freedom in the East African country, the International Press Institute, a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, said today. On January 30, a court in Bubanza convicted the four journalists from […]

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Burundi holds four journalists without charges

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today called on authorities in Burundi to immediately release four journalists and a driver from the privately owned Iwacu news outlet who have been held without charge for two days. The arrests are the latest illustration of […]

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