Burundi: Journalists at risk from restrictive new law

Burundi: Journalists at risk from restrictive new law

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Index Number: AFR 16/001/2013
Date Published: 18 April 2013
Categories: Burundi

A draft press law which would severely limit the activities of journalists is soon to be debated by the Burundian Senate. It could make journalists criminally liable for carrying out their work, introduce new press-related crimes and exorbitant fines for those who violate its provisions. Freedom of expression is under threat in Burundi.


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