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Burundi Revenue Authority awards four journalists

12-07-2018 Parfait Gahama, Iwacu Press Group journalist, as well as three others respectively from the National Radio and Television, Le Renouveau newspaper and Aigle Sport FM based in Makamba Province received on December 5, a certificate of merit for the professional work of educating and raising public awareness on the (...)
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Iwacu dismisses CNC accusations

11-23-2018 Léandre Sikuyavuga, Chief Editor of Iwacu Press Group says Iwacu Newspaper has never refused to respond to an invitation or a summons from the national media regulator –CNC. He refers to the accusations that CNC body made against the newspaper this 22 November. “Iwacu is accused of not balancing (...)
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Burundi Media Regulator committed to preventing mistakes made in past years

11-16-2018 Nestor Bankumukunzi, chairman of the National Media Regulator-CNC, has said there is a need to promote the new law governing CNC as well as the press law which were promulgated in March and September 2018 respectively. “Media professionals were summoned to appear in court and their some news organizations (...)
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Media Regulator to intervene when journalists are persecuted, says ABR Chair

11-03-2018 Onésime Harubuntu, chairman of the association of radio stations broadcasting from Burundi-ABR says there are now duties and rights for Burundian journalists thanks to the new press law dating from 14 September 2018. “Not only they have the right to get information and report it but also they and (...)
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Wits University hosts 14th conference on Investigative Journalism in Africa

10-30-2018 About 300 journalists have attended the 2018 conference on African investigative journalism. This 14th gathering of investigative journalists from across Africa and the world has 70 speakers in 62 different sessions and delegates from at least 36 countries. Immam Nma Shuaib, journalist of Daily Trust Newspaper based in Abuja, (...)
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CNC delegation visits Iwacu Press Group to discuss dissemination of information

10-26-2018 A delegation from the National Communication Council -CNC has visited Iwacu Press Group this Thursday October 25. The main objective was to see how the press group works and the difficulties that it faces in the processing and dissemination of information. Gabriel Bihumugani, CNC legal adviser, says other members (...)
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CNC chairman urges media officials to disseminate press law to journalists

10-25-2018 Nestor Bankumukunzi, chairman of Burundi media regulator (CNC), presented on 24 October the quarterly achievements of medias authorized to operate in Burundi. He suggested that media officials should master the newly adopted press law, popularize it among journalists and closely supervise journalists and communication technicians in order to work (...)
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OBR exhorts journalists to raise awareness of role of tax collection

09-07-2018 Burundi Revenue Authority has organized this 6 September, a workshop for journalists of local radio stations and newspapers to raise awareness of the importance of paying taxes. Léopold Kabura, Deputy Commissioner of Burundi Revenue Authority says any taxpayer will pay taxes if s/he understands a little a bit the (...)
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Burundi media regulator condemns abuse against journalists

08-29-2018 “Incident occurred between journalists of Radio Culture reporting at Ngagara neighborhood, Section 10 and police agents,” Nestor Bankumukunzi, chairman of Burundi media regulator (CNC), told journalists. The three journalists were reporting on land dispute between two families. “The presence of these journalists would have been interpreted as a catalyst (...)
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Burundi media regulator urges journalists to work in compliance with law

07-26-2018 “Until July, Burundian media made progress in respect of the press law and professional principles,” said Nestor Bankumukunzi, chairman of Burundi media regulator (CNC) in a press briefing on 25 July. He says some media committed fewer mistakes compared to previous months. He encourages them to keep moving forwards. (...)
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