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Burundi Independent Media Still Off Air

Four months after a coup attempt, Burundi’s independent media remain off the air. The population is frustrated and is using social media to try to fill the gap, but often receives rumors in the place of what is actually happening. On May 13, a group of soldiers attempted to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza’s government. Two days later the coup was foiled and some independent media outlets like Radio Bonesha and Radio Publique Africaine were attacked and burned.  Many other...

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