The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights addresses the state of the media
(Agence Ecofin) – The suspension of RFI and France 24 in Burkina Faso has provoked many reactions. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Durk has expressed concern about the state of the media in the country.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Dürk said “deep concern” By the situation of the media in Burkina Faso. The interested party expelled reporters from Le Monde and Liberation after RFI and France 24 were suspended in the country on April 6.
“In this period of transition, the protection of independent voices is more necessary than ever to allow control, facilitate accountability and give the people of Burkina Faso the space they need to come together and build a sustainable and inclusive society”Volker Turk said.
The High Commissioner said “The expulsion of a journalist following a report on a video that appeared to show extrajudicial executions of children in the northern city of Ouahigouya is particularly worrying”.
Burkinabe officials said the results of the investigation were urgent because terrorists sometimes use military uniforms to cover their tracks.