According to Reporters Without Borders, journalists in Burkina Faso are being forced to join the army as punishment for criticizing the government.

This follows a law passed by the transitional assembly allowing authorities to conscript young people into the military.

Two journalists have already received official orders to enlist.

One of them briefly joined but later escaped.

This development comes after the government cracked down on foreign media outlets, including BBC, Guardian, and Le Monde, for their coverage of a Human Rights Watch report alleging civilian killings by the Burkinabe army.

Burkina Faso denies these allegations.

(Source: BBC)

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