Press Freedom in the news 11/12/08

Alexis Sinduhije, a 2004 International Press Freedom Award recipient, has been charged with “contempt for the president” in his home country of Burundi. Sinduhije has given up journalism to pursue a career in politics. The Boston Globe has coverage of the arrest today.

CPJ’s Joel Simon blogged about this yesterday and reiterated that while the arrest is not related to his work as a journalist, CPJ is concerned for Sunduhie’s safety and appalled by the situation.