Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Africans with albinism face discrimination, attacks [program]
By  • 27 July 2017
People in rural parts of Tanzania and other areas of East Africa face a lot of challenges. But life can be particularly difficult for people with albinism. Albinism is a genetic disorder that causes a…
Burundi on edge
By  • 17 March 2016
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's announcement in April that he would seek a third five-year term set off a year of instability in the central African nation that has left hundreds dead and forced a quarter…
In Burundi conflict, radio stations a point of contention
By  • 17 March 2016
The central African nation of Burundi has experienced unrest since the April announcement that President Pierre Nkurunziza was seeking a third, five-year term in office. The announcement led to abortive coup attempt and a boycott…
Rwandan journalist faces Burundi spy charges
By  • 15 June 2015
A Rwandan journalist has been arrested in neighboring Burundi and charged with espionage, the latest event in a wider crackdown on the press in the central African nation as President Pierre Nkurunziza seeks a third term…
Burundi reporter arrested after report on slayings
By  • 26 January 2015
A well-known Burundian radio journalist has been arrested after broadcasting an investigation into the rape and murder of three elderly Italian nuns in the capital of the central African nation. Bob Rugurika, director of Radio…
Suspension of an online newspaper forum
By  • 5 June 2013
The National Communication Council (NCC) of Burundi decided to suspend the readers’ forum of the online newspaper Iwacu May 30. The NCC sent a written decision to the independent newspaper saying the forum would be…
Police attacked journalists during a march in Burundi
By  • 1 March 2013
Police in the capital of Burundi, Bujumbura, attacked journalists who marched in the streets to claim the freedom of one of their colleagues, reported the Committee to Protect Journalists. Burundian press corps has been marching…
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