Bob Rugurika

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CPJ calls on Democratic Republic of Congo to not extradite Burundian journalist

December 31, 2015 12:05 PM ET

New York, December 31, 2015­--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo not to extradite Egide Mwemero, an exiled Burundian radio journalist who has been in custody since October 13, according to reports. Bob...

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Burundian journalist arrested in Democratic Republic of Congo

October 19, 2015 6:36 PM ET

New York, October 19, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention of Egide Mwemero, a Burundian journalist who, according to the managing director of his radio station and local reports, was arrested in Uvira in eastern Democratic Republic of...

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Burundian authorities crack down on press ahead of elections

April 29, 2015 2:46 PM ET

Nairobi, April 29, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the harassment of journalists and news outlets in Burundi and calls on authorities to allow them to cover protests ahead of scheduled elections in May and June. Police cut the...

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Press law debate and journalist's release signal hope for Burundi's media

March 10, 2015 2:43 PM ET

Burundi journalists may have more space to report freely ahead of the country's controversial elections this year after the legislative assembly pushed for amendments to a draconian press law and a radio director was released on bail....

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Burundian journalist arrested, charged after not revealing source

January 21, 2015 2:53 PM ET

Nairobi, January 21, 2015--Burundian authorities imprisoned the director of the privately owned Radio Publique Africaine on Tuesday and charged him with complicity in murder, according to news reports. The arrest followed the station's broadcast of an interview in which...

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Burundi Senate passes harsh amendments to press law

April 23, 2013 10:43 AM ET

New York, April 23, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the passage in the Senate of highly restrictive amendments to Burundi's Press Law and calls on President Pierre Nkurunziza to reject the bill when it comes to him for confirmation....

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Burundi's journalists and lawyers face intense harassment

August 11, 2011 3:36 PM ET

It's possible that no journalist in the world has received more court summonses in recent weeks than Editor Bob Rugurika of Burundi's Radio Publique Africaine (RPA), a station founded by CPJ award-winner Alexis Sinduhije.On Tuesday, for the fifth time...

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Burundi government harassing independent broadcasters

August 3, 2011 5:37 PM ET

New York, August 3, 2011--The government of Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is attempting to silence critical press coverage of his administration with incessant judicial harassment of two of the country's leading independent broadcasters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

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