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Burundi - Senate urged not to approve proposed new media law

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Burundian national assembly's adoption yesterday of a bill that would rein in press freedom by reducing protection for sources, increasing fines and requiring all journalists to have a university degree regardless of their work experience. If approved by the senate, the proposed modification of Burundi's 2003 media law is likely to deal a major setback to freedom of information in this central African country. “We urge the senate not to pass this bill, (...)

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