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Alexis Sinduhije
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Alexis Sinduhije

Burundi

Alexis Sinduhije is a Burundian journalist. He is the founder of Burundi's Radio Publique Africaine (RPA).


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Created: 6th Jul 2010
Modified: 9th Jul 2010
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Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Government
Employer:
Movement for Solidarity and Development
Position:
Founder
Working primarily in:
Burundi

Biographical Information
Alexis Sinduhije
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: May/5/1969
Place of Origin: Burundi

Alexis Sinduhije is the founder and director of Radio Publique Africaine (RPA), a popular radio station in the Republic of Burundi.

Sinduhije founded RPA in 2001. He used the station to promote peace between Hutus and Tutsis in Burundi. In an effort to do this, he hired both Hutus and Tutsis, including ex-combatants, to work alongside each other in reporting news on the country.

In 2007, Sinduhije left the field of journalism and founded Movement for Solidarity and Development (MSD).

Sinduhije ran as a candidate in the June 2010 Burundi presidental elections until he pulled out shortly before the June 28 elections.

 

(Information found on time.com, cpj.org and wikipedia.com)

 


Accomplishments
Award:

Time Magazine, 100 Most Influential People, 2008



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