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Listening Post - Is the media ignoring Sudan's uprising?

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Since the middle of June, Sudan has been witnessing its own version of the Arab Spring. Thousands of Sudanese have taken to the streets protesting against austerity measures imposed by President Omar al-Bashir's government. But compared to some of the other uprisings, Sudan has received little news coverage.

There are a number of reasons for this, revolution fatigue among them. Within Sudan, the story is being censored from the public. Security forces have banned newspapers, citizen journalists have been arrested and activists have had to rely on social media for information.

In this week's News Divide, we look at why the media has failed to keep up with an uprising that has quickly gathered pace.

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