In Burundi, we undertake to gather a full picture of the status of internet policy and infrastructure. We do this by keeping track of the institutions that influence internet policy, the factors that support internet access and the way in which our focus countries engage with each other.

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Q: Should national security be used as a reason to shut down for an internet shutdown?

Total vote counted 95.238095238095% (20 out of 21)

Total vote counted 4.7619047619048% (1 out of 21)

Internet Violation Incidents

Internet Penetration
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Progressive Developments

# Description
1 Constitutional Court quashes several repressive provisions of Burundian media law
2 All 17 districts of Burundi are now covered by the fiber optic system laid by the Burundi Backbone System
3 Positive response from government on media concerns

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Our Activities in Burundi

Through the OpenNet Africa Initiative, 03 Laws shaping Internet Freedom have been evaluated.Law No. 1/10, April 3, 2013 Reform of Code of Criminal ProcedureLaw No. 1/011 of 1997 which Governs Telecommunications 2013 Media law