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Burundi: Freedom of expression under threat from new press law

Headline Title:  Burundi: Freedom of expression under threat from new press law 30 April 2013 A new press law that would severely limit the activities of journalists in Burundi poses a grave threat to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today.The draft law, which includes new press-related crimes and exorbitant fines for journalists who violate them, looks set to be signed off by Burundi's President after it was adopted by the country's Senate earlier this month.The proposal restricts the right to report on anything relating to state and public security, as well as information…

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