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Professor Gary R. Bunt

Sudan and Social Media

Arab News, Social media aids Sudan opposition to spread protests

"Despite a long-standing crackdown on dissent in Sudan, opponents of President Omar Al-Bashir have found a voice online, using social media to fuel nationwide protests and share images of security forces using violence to suppress them." Useful overview of the importance of social media in Sudan. Also see africanews.com, Sudan protest hub: Police-protesters clash at funeral in latest unrest.; Guardian, 'Change in people's hearts': anti-Bashir protests put Sudan at a crossroads; VOA News, UN Rights Chief Condemns Sudan’s Crackdown on Protesters

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