Internet Blackout As of June 10th, the current ruling junta, the Transitional Military Council, cut off the remaining available internet in Sudan. Reports now reveal that the country is undergoing a ‘near total’ ban of its internet services. With social media becoming an important tool used by the protestors, the blackout was a means of suppressing and silencing the uprising while minimising the extreme reports coming out of the country. However, the Sudanese diaspora has stepped up and played an important role by sharing and spreading news when protestors couldn’t.
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Aisha Mohamed is a young journalist, particularly focusing on culture and entertainment. With experience in both communications and PR, Aisha also works as a digital artist in her free time. Her work has been featured in the likes of CNN Africa, Buzzfeed, VH1 and more. As a magazine focused on sustainability and the environment, Aisha is committed to writing about environmental challenges across the globe, especially in countries that may not have had extensive exposure. She is also dedicated to highlighting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the long process to achieving them.
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