Exiled Burundi journalists keep radio news alive via social media

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A child listens to the radio after school in Burundi. File Photo: UNDP

Burundi journalists in exile are continuing to cover the crisis in the troubled country using social media and mobile messaging apps.

Independent radio stations in the East African nation were shut down by the authorities following a military coup attempt in May 2015.

A political crisis in the country erupted early in April following the President's decision to run for a contested third term.

Alexandre Niyungeko, President of the Union of Burundi journalists spoke to Jocelyne Sambira about the importance of keeping the public informed.

Duration: 2'35''

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