2006, Burundi's government and media relations seemed promising. The airwaves
had been open to private broadcasters for years; the president held frequent
press conferences, and the government commended the unified press for its
professional 2010 pre-election coverage. "The president had organized an open
dialogue with the press before the elections," Information Minister Concilie
Nibigira told CPJ. "It is the only country I know who would hold regular
meetings with the media."