Under Siege - Journalists in Burundi Fight On
Since President Nkurunziza's decision to run for a controversial third term in 2015, authorities have dealt blow after blow to the media, suspending their licenses and preventing foreign journalists from reporting in Burundi. But not everyone left. Toiling away in the shadows, some journalists stayed behind. When asked why they didn't just stop working as journalists, they all answer, as if in unison: "If we don't write about what's happening, who will?", writes Lewis Mudge for Human Rights Watch.
Radio studio (file photo).
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