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Saturday 25 October  

Burundi: Journalists ask for respect of law

Published on : 1 October 2010 - 2:22pm | By Jens Kiesheyer (Screenshot: RNW)
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Intimidation, threats and arrests - violations of freedom of the press are accumulating in Burundi. Latest case: Eric Manirakiza. After receiving death threats against himself and his family, the director of Radio Publique Africaine (Africa Public Radio) has temporarily left his country to create awareness around the situation of journalists in Burundi.

Radio Publique Africaine is a privately-owned radio station in Burundi. It was established in 2000 by former journalist Alexis Sinduhije, now an exiled opposition politician.

After receiving multiple threats, both the editor-in-chief and the director of the radio decided to temporarily leave Burundi.

Radio Publique Africaine broadcasts in French, Kirundi and Swahili. In 2004, Alexis Sinduhije was awarded with International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).



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