Burundi

Burundi: UN rights office urges revision of new press law to ensure freedom of expression

The United Nations human rights office today reiterated its call on Burundian authorities to revise a new press law to ensure that it conforms with international human rights standards and protects freedom of expression, a request that was originally made by the UN in April without success.

UN chief ‘regrets’ new Burundi media law which may curb press freedom

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed regret that a new media law in Burundi was promulgated with provisions that may have a negative impact on the freedom of the press.