Petition Update

US Embassy Urges Burundi to Reconsider and Revise Proposed Law

African Public Radio

May 4, 2013 — "We are concerned that the proposed media bill recently passed by the National Assembly and the Senate may be inconsistent with Burundi’s international human rights obligations. We are deeply concerned that the bill, if signed into law, would sharply restrict the freedom of the press in Burundi.
We urge the Government of Burundi to revise the bill and ensure that it upholds freedom of the press as enshrined in international human rights agreements to which Burundi is a party."