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Burundi - Constitutional court quashes some articles, but not enough

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In response to a petition from the Union of Burundian Journalists (UBJ), the Constitutional Court has quashed certain provisions of the media law that was promulgated on 4 June 2013. The court's ruling, issued on 7 January, invalidated articles providing for huge increases in fines and other penalties that could be imposed on journalists in an arbitrary manner. “While we obviously approve the suppression of these articles, we deplore the fact that other draconian provisions are still in (...)

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