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Obligatory New Year post 2/2: Year in Review

*EDITED, Jan. 1, 11:00 p.m.* 2016 was a tough year. Ever since the deaths of Alan Rickman, David Bowie and Prince practically coincided with the Brussels airport bombings, the Zika crisis and the Fort McMurray wildfires, everything is 2016’s fault. … Continue reading

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How to Sell a “Cold Case” Article

Originally posted on Cuaderno Inédito:
“What do you do,” a colleague asked recently, “when you have a piece you just can’t seem to sell?” It happens. It’s frustrating when an idea or article you’ve worked on so hard becomes…

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Remembering/Se souvenir de Jean Bigirimana

A painful-to-read but important bilingual appeal from my former colleagues at Iwacu for the return of the abducted journalist Jean Bigirimana:   http://www.iwacu-burundi.org/des-mots-pour-jean/ UPDATE: Reporters Without Borders has launched a bilingual petition calling for an independent official investigation into Jean … Continue reading

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Hommage à Jean Bigirimana

  Je n’ai jamais pensé avoir besoin de partager un texte comme ça. Pas au Burundi. On n’était pas en Russie, on n’était pas au Mexique, on n’était pas au Soudan. J’étais énergisée par l’audace de mes collègues. Les journalistes … Continue reading

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Bélinda Munyana, 1987-2016

The members of the extended Isanganiro family are now scattered throughout Africa, Europe and North America. But whatever time zone we woke up in on Tuesday, we woke up with a piece of our world missing.   Bélinda Munyana and her … Continue reading

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A quick scapegoatery prevention manual

Terrorist attacks struck Brussels this morning, at Zaventem airport and the Maelbeek metro station. An airport and a metro station I’ve used multiple times. Apparently, the attackers were Islamist terrorists. It’s a very scary thought; I or any one of … Continue reading

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IWACU ciblé

Mon ex-patron Antoine Kaburahe du Journal Iwacu, le plus récent journaliste d’enquête burundais a être interpellé, tiré devant la justice, malmené et rélâché comme un chat errant que des garçons de 11 ans sont tannés à jouer avec. La personne … Continue reading

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