Canadian Journalist Francois Bugingo Suspended, Accused of Fabrication

Canada’s 98.5 FM suspended Francois Bugingo after news outlet La Presse accused him of widespread fabrication.

“Mr Bugingo is suspended for the moment,” Christine Dicaire, the director of communnications for 98.5FM told iMediaEthics by e-mail. “We will try to clarify this situation in the upcoming days. We will not be making any further comments for the moment.”

La Presse accused Bugingo of having “invented from scratch” stories.

For example, Bugingo wrote for Journal de Montreal last year that he was in Misrata, Libya wanting an execution, but “the problem is that Francois Bugingo has never set foot in Misrata,” La Presse reported.