Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso’s High Council for Communication on Saturday launched a programme to control information in the times of crisis in the jihadist attack-prone country.
“The current security challenges have made complex information functions, causing further strain in the daily practice of journalism,” the country’s regulatory authority of communication said in a press release.
The programme titled: “Media and Security” is to be applied when there is an upsurge of terrorism in the country, especially in the northern region on the borders with Mali and Niger.
Burkina Faso has witnessed a series of terrorist attacks over the past few years.
According to official figures, over 70 people have lost their lives in terrorist attacks since 2015.