Burundi: IFJ demands an end to massive repression of media

IFJ President Philippe Leruth has called on Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza to put an end to the massive repression faced by the country’s media since May 2015.

In a letter addressed to to the Burundian President Leruth and IFJ General Secretary Anthony Bellanger listed a series of violations faced by various media, in particular radio broadcasters, and Burundian journalists since the announcement of the candidature of Nkurunziza for a third term at the head of the country on 25 April 2015.

«We demand, in the name of the IFJ, to put an end to impunity by bringing before a court the killers of photojournalist Christophe Nkezabahizi, put an end to the state of siege and the enormous repression against journalists and to allow them to return from exile to carry out their work in safety", said IFJ President Leruth. 

Read the full article in French here.


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