Burundi bans BBC, VOA ahead of the May 17 referendum
Saturday May 5 2018
A radio studio. Burundi communication regulator has suspended VOA and BBC for six months starting from next month. FOTOSEARCH
The ban, which takes effect on May 7, suspends the BBC and VOA from broadcasting in the country because of “falling short of laws governing the press” in the country and “breaching professional ethics.”
CNC says that the content broadcasted on March 12th by BBC put the national cohesion and reconciliation at stake.
Media in Burundi had been on spotlight since 2015 when protests erupted against the incumbent president Pierre Nkurunziza.