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An access to information law will soon be available


Mar 29, 2023

BUJUMBURA March 28th (ABP) – The Director General of Communication and Media Mr. Alain Diomède Nzeyimana announces that the Burundian Government is in the process of drafting a law on access to information which will facilitate journalists comfortably in their daily activities. He was speaking on Thursday March 23, 2023 in Bujumbura, during a two-day training organized by the Ministry of Communication, Information Technology and the Media, for media officials operating in Burundi, in to discuss how they should work, even if it means promoting the National Development Plan (PND) for the benefit of the people.

According to him, that training for Burundian media officials is centered on communication for development, where the Burundians, which is the basis of all government activities, should be satisfied. “At a certain moment the highest authority gives instructions and it is up to journalists, the media and communication in general to send this message to the population but also to show the expectations of the people and the impact that this communication should do for the people,” he said.

Media managers appreciate such training organized for them by the Ministry of Communication but they have indicated that the financial means are not sufficient but also and above all access to information is still a major obstacle.

“I would like to point out that there is a law which will soon be at the level of the National Assembly with regard to access to information and which will make it easier for journalists to obtain information but also for the people because the Burundian Government is working for it”, reassured the Director General of Communication and Media.