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Burundi frees two foreign journalists: Foreign Correspondents’ Association

January 29, 2016

Two respected foreign journalists working in volatile Burundi were released safely Friday, 24 hours after police arrested them in a raid, colleagues said.

“Phil Moore and Jean Philippe Remy have been released,” the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of East Africa (FCAEA) said in a statement. “This is a big relief of course, but the incident bodes ill for our work in Burundi.”

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.