A woman takes pictures in front of a line of policemen blocking protesters against an amnesty bill, on the main road near the government and parliament buildings in central Bangkok. The Thai Senate will likely reject an amnesty bill critics say is aimed at bringing back convicted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra from exile. Kerek Wongsa/Reuters
Former US President Bill Clinton greets Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on stage at the Annual Freedom Award Benefit Event hosted by the International Rescue Committee at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. This year's event honored philanthropist and businessman, George Soros. Andrew Kelly/Reuters
Members of the media and Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) employees wearing protective suits and masks walk down the steps of a fuel handling machine on the spent fuel pool inside the No.4 reactor building at the tsunami-crippled TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Reuters
A man reacts as he listens to the communist hymn during a rally of communist supporters on Revolution Square in the center of the Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Communist supporters in Russia commemorate the October Revolution of 1917 every year on November 7. Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
Chelsea pensioners stand before crosses in the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey ahead of a visit by Princes Philip and Harry in London. The field commemorates Britain's war dead with crosses and poppies ahead of Remembrance Sunday. Luke MacGregor/Reuters
A church overlooks a fog covered Inntal valley in front of snow covered mountain summits on a sunny autumn day in the western Austrian village of Tulfes. Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters
The New York Stock Exchange trading floor is crowded with traders and journalists on the morning of Twitter’s public stock debut in New York. Twitter set a price of $26 per share for its initial public offering on Wednesday evening and will begin trading Thursday under the ticker symbol 'TWTR' in the most highly anticipated IPO since Facebook's 2012 debut. New York Stock Exchange/AP
Parents light candles to wish for their children' success in the Scholastic Aptitude Test at the Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea. About 650,000 high school students and graduates in South Korea are scheduled to take the examination Thursday that will virtually determine their admission to college. Ahn Young-joon/AP
A man stands in the sea with his hands on his hips as he watches the sunset in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. Philip Brown/Reuters
A freed Afghan prisoner (2nd l.) leaves Nangarhar jail in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Around 63 prisoners were released as part of an amnesty decreed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Parwiz/Reuters
Two male Barbary lion cubs Terry (l.) and Basty (r.) are shown for the first time in their free run at the zoo in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The cubs were born on Aug. 11. 2013. At the Olomouc zoo 19 cubs were born since 1995. It is the only one in the Czech Republic where these lions breed. CTK/Ludek Perina/AP
Antonio Acuna,10, wearing a wig and high heeled shoes stands on the street during the postponement of his and his families eviction and demolition of their house in Madrid, Spain. Andres Kudacki/AP
Britain's Prince Charles poses with volunteers during his visit to Navdanya Bija Vidyapeeth Farm in Dehradun in the northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, during his nine-day long visit to India. Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters
Afghan day laborer Zekrullah, 23, takes a break after preparing kilns to fire the bricks at a brick kiln factory on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. In the last two years as US and NATO troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, brick makers say business has dropped off by almost half. Anja Niedringhaus/AP
Cameramen film as the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-11M space ship carrying new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The rocket carrying the Olympic flame successfully blasted off from earth ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP
A man separates cardboard and Rexine for recycling, to be used for the insides of leather shoes, at a compound in Lahore, Pakistan. Mohsin Raza/Reuters
Students take part in morning exercises at a school at Berastepu village, as Mount Sinabung spews ash in the backgorund, in Karo district, Indonesia's north Sumatra province. Mount Sinabung continued to spew volcanic ash as thousands of residents remained in temporary shelters fearful of more eruptions. Tarmizy Harva/Reuters
Nasima prays on the grave of her daughter Akhi after her body was identified at a mass graveyard, where all the unidentified victims of Rana Plaza were buried, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The National Forensic DNA Profiling Laboratory announced that the identities of 157 people out of 322 unidentified victims of the Rana Plaza building collapse, have been ascertained through DNA tests, local media reported. Andrew Biraj/Reuters
Journalists watch NATO's 'Steadfast Jazz' military exercise at the military area in Drawsko Pomorskie, northern Poland. NATO is staging its biggest military exercise in seven years this week in the Baltic countries and Poland but its insistence that the drills are not aimed at sharpening defenses against a resurgent Russia have not convinced Moscow. Cezary Aszkielowicz/Agencja Gazeta/Reuters
People look on at a dressed-up male model during a stage makeup competition in Jinan, Shandong province, November 6. According to local media, each dresser contestant was assigned one male model and the dressers' expertise were judged by to what extent they could feminize the models' appearance. Reuters
A buyer checks the teeth of a camel during the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan state, India. The annual camel and livestock fair attracts thousands of livestock dealers who bring thousands of camels, horses, and cattle. Deepak Sharma/AP
The Burundian election has a new date. But media and political crackdowns have made it difficult for both journalists and the opposition to work.
ByChristina Goldbaum, Contributor
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Fabrice Nzohabonayo was out with a colleague in Musaga neighborhood last week, filming the now daily protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's third-term bid, when a police officer asked him to stop.
“So I put down my camera, but then he grabbed me and said, ‘you are the one making people protest!’" says Mr. Nzohabonayo. Throwing him to the ground, the police officer started beating him with his baton. Soon another police officer joined him.
In the last six weeks, the government clampdown on independent press has plunged the country in a virtual media blackout: independent radio broadcasts have gone off air, their studios have been destroyed, and an estimated 50 journalists have fled the country, citing death threats and intimidation.