burundi

Controversial, the new press law makes waves to Brussels, the seat of the European institutions. Indeed, Amnesty International organized an action on May 31 at the Embassy of Burundi in Brussels. Concerned, this new press law, considered draconian, currently on the table in Burundi.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Continue reading

fm 1Chouchou Namegabe Dubuisson is a pioneering, fearless voice for justice and accountability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Born in Bukavu in the South Kivu Province, Chouchou developed a strong interest in radio broadcasting and journalism as a young student. She saw radio as way to reach the masses in Congo — the only medium of communication accessible to nearly everyone, everywhere.

Chouchou got her start in 1997 as a presenter at Radio Maendeleo, a popular local community radio station. As Eastern Congo was overcome by violence in the late 1990s, Chouchou turned her microphone into a potent weapon against the violations of women’s human rights she saw running rampant in her community. She earned a reputation as a fearless journalist with considerable expertise in women, health and human rights, and she was also known for courageously denouncing corruption and mismanagement at all levels of the ruling authority.

In 2003, Chouchou founded the South Kivu’s Women’s Media Association (“Association des Femmes des Médias du Sud Kivu” or “AFEM”) to support her activism and women’s advancement through available media outlets. Working to promote Congolese women and defend women’s rights through media, AFEM specializes in radio broadcasts to both urban and rural audiences by utilizing and training women-led radio clubs and local social activists. Dubuisson is a pioneering, fearless voice for justice and accountability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Born in Bukavu in the South Kivu Province, Chouchou developed a strong interest in radio broadcasting and journalism as a young student. She saw radio as way to reach the masses in Congo — the only medium of communication accessible to nearly everyone, everywhere. Continue reading

CHOU

The Rotary Club of Londonderry in partnership with the University of Ulster’s International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE), is hosting an International Peace Conference from 24th – 26th May 2013. The Forum is the culmination of Rotary’s year of Peace through Service, Continue reading

JOURNALISTE

The journalist Guylain Chanjabo of Radio Canal Revelation of Bunia was found dead this Friday, May 17 in Ngezi river 5 km from the city center. The people who discovered the body alerted the chief of the neighborhood and the police. A crowd of onlookers in tears was where the body was discovered. The journalist had been missing for twelve days.
Informed, relatives and family of Guylain Chanjabo rushed to the place and identified the journalist.
“I am abashed of wickedness. We just discovered the decaying body of journalist Guylain Chanjabo we just end up in the river Ngezi. The body is decaying. It is frayed. Swollen face. I brought the doctors. They are adamant that our reporter was strangled, “says Eka Rustic Avo, the assistant commissioner of Ituri.
The journalist was buried in a pit near the river. The state of decomposition of the body could not afford to take it further, said members of the Red Cross who were buried. Continue reading

Rural women members of listening core clubs of AFEM SK will carry out their activities without much difficulty. 

This is the essentially of the message they sent to the leadership of the Association of Media Women in South Kivu. AFEM SK in partnership with DIAKONIA gave 3 offices to provide Listening Core Club in BARAKA / FIZI, Kamituga / Mwenga and Kalehe. These offices will enable NCE ensure their awareness, advocacy and recording broadcasts. According to the Coordination of AFEM SK, these offices are given in their project accompanying Listening Core club to the Women’s Media Association of South Kivu.

Continue reading