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Sudan protests

Minnah Awad

 

 

On Tuesday, around 40 people gathered on the steps of San Francisco City Hall in a demonstration protesting the Sudanese military’s brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters on June 3. The demonstrators had been camping out at a sit-in in the capital, Khartoum, since April, following a four-month revolt that toppled former 30-year dictator, Omar al-Bashir.

 


  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the violent crack-down on the anti-government protests in Sudan. Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir declared a year-long state of emergency, banned protests, and gave sweeping power to security forces.

Ladin Awad

 

Sudanese Americans and expats in the Bay Area are spending their days and nights online these days – getting little sleep, calling home multiple times a day, checking on the safety of their family and friends, hoping for good news.

Including myself.

And the news is disturbing.  

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Jul 12, 2012

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the millions of dollars being raised and spent on the presidential campaign. How are political ads being covered? We’ll also discuss coverage of the ongoing protests in Sudan. We’ll be joined by Propublica’s Justin Elliot, Politico’s  Dave Levinthal and  Bloomberg’s Africa correspondent Salma Elwardany joins us from Cairo. She was just kicked out of Sudan. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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