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Burundi urged to investigate attacks on journalists and human rights defenders

A group of leading press freedom, media development and human rights organisations has called on the government of Burundi to investigate all attacks against journalists and human rights defenders working in the country. The full statement follows below. The undersigned press freedom, media development and human rights organizations denounce the continued attacks on and threats […]

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Burundi’s president urged to allow re-opening of media

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined a coalition of international press freedom organisations in calling on Burundi’s president to take steps to improve media freedom ahead of upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections. The leaders of 15 groups in an open letter urged President Pierre Nkurunziza, who is seeking a third term in office in […]

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Dans la perspective de 2015, l’IPI publie un Guide pour les journalistes ayant à traiter des OMD

Read in English Il reste deux ans et 26 jours aux gouvernements pour atteindre les objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD), fixés en 2000 par l’ONU, en réponse aux grandes  déclarations en faveur de l’amélioration de la condition humaine. Moyennant un effort supplémentaire, plusieurs objectifs pourraient être atteints alors que pour d’autres, un urgent besoin de […]

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Burundian journalist sentenced to life

Hassan Ruvakuki, a reporter for Radio France Internationale’s (RFI) Swahili-language service and local broadcaster Bonesha FM, was convicted to life in prison by a local court on Wednesday, along with 13 others in the eastern African country of Burundi, on charges of terrorism. According to RFI, Ruvakuki was arrested in November last year after returning […]

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