BBC: Reporting Burundi’s coup with the music-sharing site SoundCloud

From the BBC Trending blog on July 6, 2015.

Independent radio journalists in Burundi are using social media to circulate news during the country’s political crisis. SOS Médias BURUNDI  in Bujumbura is also making effective use of SoundCloud…”an app more often associated with indie bands, niche podcasts and DJ remixes.”

State-run and pro-government media continues to operate, but independent journalists in the country have found a new way to get the news out. Some of them have formed an underground group called SOS Medias Burundi, which is using social media to get around state censorship. The group has a Twitter feed, a Facebook page with 13,000 likes, and radio journalists are also releasing reports using the audio application SoundCloud.

With thanks to the Association of African Journalists & Writers.

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