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Reporters sans frontières publie son bilan annuel des journalistes tués dans le monde. En 2016, 74 journalistes ont été tués dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions. La plupart d’entre eux étaient clairement visés. C’est une sinistre chasse aux journalistes que Reporters sans frontières (RSF) déplore en 2016. Au moins 74 d’entre eux, professionnels ou non, ont été soit assassinés, soit tués alors qu’ils se trouvaient en reportage. En 2015, ils étaient 101.
The Burundian authorities have unleashed a major new assault on free speech in the past few days, arresting journalists and censoring media outlets that might criticize President Pierre Nkurunziza’s authoritarian regime.
Reporters sans frontières (RSF) exige la libération immédiate du journaliste Gisa Steve Irakoze, arrêté le 18 août par des agents des services de renseignement burundais à Gatumba, à l’ouest de Bujumbura.
After learning that an exile journalist was stabbed two days ago in nearby Uganda and a freelancer has been held incommunicado for more than ten days in Bujumbura, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Burundian authorities to end their policy of intimidating media personnel – even those who have fled abroad – and to end the impunity enjoyed by the police and intelligence services.
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the requests made Tuesday by Burundi’s supreme court for the extradition of seven Burundian journalist for alleged complicity in a coup attempt on 13 May 2015, before they fled to neighbouring countries.
News is in short supply in Burundi, where the government closed down radio stations eight months ago and most station managers and reporters fled into exile. The journalists who stayed hardly ever go out because of the climate of terror and because they fear arrest or reprisals of other kinds.
Burundi’s privately-owned radio stations are still silent although President Pierre Nkurunziza succeeded in forcing the country to hold an election giving him a third term. Reporters Without Borders calls for the rapid and unconditional reopening of the media and guarantees for the safe return of all journalists who fled abroad.
While the privately-owned media remain closed, the presidential election that was to have been held today has been postponed by the government until 21 July. Reporters Without Borders and 16 other NGOs that signed an appeal for dialogue regard the postponement as “insufficient” because it does not allow time for a real democratic dialogue. They are concerned about the impact that these elections will have on Burundi’s stability and the future of its democracy.
Six day postponement of Burundi elections an ‘insufficient gesture’, NGOs warn
Reporters Without Borders is worried by influential presidential media adviser Willy Nyamitwe’s scarcely veiled threats against Radio Télé Renaissance director Innocent Muhozi, one of the few media owners still in Burundi after privately-owned radio stations were closed down last month.
In the course of speculative comments in an article published Tuesday via his Twitter account, Nyamitwe accused of Muhozi of conniving with Gen. Godefroid Niyombare’s abortive coup attempt on 13 May.
PUBLIÉ LE JEUDI 14 MAI 2015.
La tentative de coup d’Etat au Burundi entraîne une insupportable ”guerre de l’information” lors de laquelle les médias font l’objet de graves violences.