Burundian journalist told he will be jailed if he keeps working

first_img Jean-Claude Nshimirimana (source : Iwacu) February 8, 2018 Burundian journalist told he will be jailed if he keeps working Follow the news on Burundi News October 21, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities in Ruyigi province, in eastern Burundi, to allow local radio journalist Jean-Claude Nshimirimana to continue working after the governor threatened to have him jailed for 12 months on a charge of disturbing public order if he ever reported anything about the province again. Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists Nshimirimana, who works for privately-owned Radio Isanganiro, was summoned and threatened by the governor yesterday, one day after the radio station carried a report by him about discontent among school principals and teachers in Ruyigi at being asked to pay an additional “voluntary” tax to help fund general elections in Burundi in 2020.“These threats are completely unacceptable,” RSF said. “The Ruyigi provincial authorities cannot censor a journalist on the grounds that his reporting does not suit them. Such action is clearly arbitrary because it aims to gag the media and deprive the public of its right to be informed. Journalists are not trouble-makers. They are just messengers, they provide information, and that is not a crime.”Nshimirimana said the governor and the head of the provincial branch of the National Intelligence Service (SNR) had also asked him to give them the names of the teachers opposed to paying the additional tax.When contacted by other journalists, the governor accused Nshimirimana of lying about what the authorities said and of “aiming to destabilize the country” in his reporting.Burundi is ranked 160th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. BurundiAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence Judicial harassment Reports Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention Newscenter_img November 27, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information BurundiAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence Judicial harassment RSF_en Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa to go further Receive email alerts June 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Metropolitan Mayor from Tipperary happy to call Limerick home

first_imgLinkedin Previous article‘Forgiveness’ will be key to Keary’s mayoraltyNext articleSeven seats remain in new boundary shake-up Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp TAGSCllr Sean LynchCllr Vivienne CrowleyFianna FáillimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Metropolitan District WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsMetropolitan Mayor from Tipperary happy to call Limerick homeBy Alan Jacques – June 29, 2017 2097 center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Sean LynchSean Lynch“IT’S a long way to Tipperary,” … or so the old song goes.But one thing is certain, the heart of Limerick’s new Metropolitan Mayor, Sean Lynch, does not lie in the Premier County.Speaking after his election to the post last Friday evening at City Hall, the retired Tipperary-born Garda detective firmly placed his allegiance to the green and white of the Limerick flag.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I happily call Limerick my home,” the Patrickswell resident admitted proudly.“After 27 years as a Garda detective the worst days are, thankfully, in the rearview mirror as Limerick powers ahead. The view keeps getting better and better,” Mayor Lynch said.“We still have much to do and many people to reach but a solid foundation is there and we are not far off at the moment being a city where everyone who wants a job will get a job.”And in a perfect show of his ‘good cop/bad cop’ sides, the Fianna Fail politician then made it perfectly clear to local representatives that he would throw the book at them if they get of hand in the council chambers in the coming year.Showing the firm hand of the law, he pointed out that a code of dress and punctuality would be followed under his rule as chairperson.24-year-old Vivienne Crowley was also elected as Deputy Mayor for the Metropolitan District.Independent councillor Frankie Daly congratulated her on the new post.“You come from fine stock and the breeding in you is exceptional,” he said.“I am not a horse,” Cllr Crowley quickly replied.by Alan [email protected] Advertisementlast_img read more

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