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[liberationtech] Burundi

John Gaynard j.gaynard at syre.com
Mon May 18 10:12:44 PDT 2015


Hi Brian,

The Burundians we are a little worried about belong to a group that call
themselves Yaga Burundi @YBurundi on Twitter with blog at
http://www.yaga-burundi.com/

An article in Le Monde gave them a pretty high profile just before
Nkurunziza came back

http://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2015/05/14/au-burundi-la-tentative-de-coup-d-etat-en-direct-avec-les-blogueurs-de-yaga-burundi_4633538_3212.html#CJSoKA175JojfRed.99



Le 18/05/2015 16:23, Brian Conley a écrit :
>
> The Burundians I am in contact with have not mentioned a new internet
> issue since blocking of whatsapp and facebook which was easily
> circumvented with the use of VPNs.
>
> I last heard from my colleagues about 8 hours ago. At least one of
> them was tweeting an hour ago.
>
> There is definitely a climate of fear at the moment and a lack of
> access to basic necessities in communities with large populations of
> opposition to Nkurunziza.
>
> On May 18, 2015 7:19 AM, "Richard Brooks" <rrb at g.clemson.edu
> <mailto:rrb at g.clemson.edu>> wrote:
>
>     We have noticed that Burundi bloggers are off-line. No
>     doubt related to the President's crack down after the
>     failed coup.
>
>     Does anyone have any news as to whether this silence is
>     due to:
>     -Internet blackout?
>     -Physical threat/imprisonment?
>     -Fear?
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