Two foreign reporters arrested amidst escalating violence in Burundi
Recent articles in Burundi

Burundi’s state-controlled awards illustrate the paradoxical media landscape in the country, as police scoop the top award while the print media category is awarded to a journalist in hiding as a way to flush him out.

Regional organisation AFEX is calling on Burundian authorities to reconsider the sentencing handed out to the #IWACU4 and unconditionally release the journalists.

Security officers stand guard during a campaign by Burundi's ruling CNDD-FDD party for a referendum, in Bujumbura, 14 May 2018, STR/AFP/Getty Images

Authorities in Burundi have expanded the suspension of the Voice of America, withdrawn the BBC’s operating licence and forbidden citizens from directly or indirectly providing information to the two institutions.