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Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Burundi

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2008
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Burundi, February 2008, available at: [accessed 17 October 2017]
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In January, a panel of judges in the capital, Bujumbura, acquitted four independent radio journalists of charges of threatening public security in their coverage of a purported 2006 coup plot. Editor Serge Nibizi and journalist Domitile Kiramvu of independent Radio Publique Africaine and Director Matthias Manirakiza of private Radio Isanganiro were set free after more than a month in prison. Radio Bonesha Director Corneille Nibaruta was acquitted in absentia.

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