Activism & Campaigns December 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

Rwanda and these four African countries are the ‘worst jailers of journalists’

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

Novieku Babatunde Adeola December 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

December 11, 2019 at 10:00 am | Activism & Campaigns

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Journalist arrested in Burundi_Photo: CPJ.org

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Burundi with four arrests has joined the long list of African countries with an iron fist on journalists. This comes after the arrest of four journalists and a media worker from the privately-owned news outlet Iwacu.

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The news team – broadcast reporter Christine Kamikazi, politics writer Agnès Ndirubusa, English service reporter Egide Harerimana, photojournalist Térence Mpozenzi, and their driver Adolphe Masabarikiza -had travelled to the province to cover unrest after gunmen crossed into the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo and clashed with security forces, according to reports by Iwacu and the independent news website SOS Médias Burundi.

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