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Burundi Violence Centers on Media Control

The battle for Burundi has centered on control of the country’s influential radio stations. That private and government media have both been casualties of the recent political violence. Radio Bonesha in Bujumbura is officially off the air.   Last Thursday, the day of the coup, journalists at the private station said security forces came in and destroyed their equipment. Editor in Chief  Leon Masango said the attack was clearly politically motivated. “Policemen and...

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