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Today: Burundi Radio

May 19th, 2015

Episode 370 of 1277 episodes

There's been a virtual news blackout in Burundi since the failed coup attempt last week - the President has been accused of launching a campaign of repression against independent media, with reports of loyalists smashing up radio stations and threatening journalists. It's a big deal for a country which prided itself on a relatively free press, with most people using independent radio as their main source of news. Alan Kisujja tells the story of how it all unfolded on radio - it was a very old fashioned coup.

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