Student-led #SudanRevolts continue
Student-led #SudanRevolts continueActivists in Sudan call for increased anti-government protests and the "downfall of the regime".
UPDATE: We’ve received an outpouring of tweets concerning the disappearance of Sudanese blogger Usamah Mohamad and our coverage of it, both online and on air.
We want our community to know that all of their voices have been heard. The Stream first covered the anti-austerity protests in Sudan on June 19, and we continue to follow the story as it develops. After the demonstrations started, we reached out to activists, including Mohamad. He responded with the video comment below, explaining why he was joining the protests.
The Stream relies on citizen reports from the ground for our coverage and we seek to ensure we have multiple sources for each story.
Since broadcasting the reports of his arrest, we’ve received numerous messages corroborating the news. We continue to seek details of exactly what happened to @simsimt and we are reaching out to anyone who has information to get in touch with us.
We will continue to follow this story and plan to cover #SudanRevolts more in-depth with a full episode on June 28. As always, tweet us using the hashtag #AJStream.
UPDATE: Citizen journalist Usamah Mohamad, who spoke to The Stream in the video above, has been reported arrested by Sudan's National Intelligence Security Services. His location is currently unknown.
Anti-austerity protests in Sudan continue amid a reported crackdown on Sudanese and foreign journalists. The protests are in response to austerity measures that will cut government jobs and raise fuel prices.
Egyptian journalist Salma Elwardany (@S_Elwardany) was detained by government security services. Her arrest came after her report on the dissolution of the Khartoum State Government, which is part of the austerity cuts. She is now reportedly under house arrest awaiting notice if she will be deported. An AFP reporter was also detained.
Elwardany uploaded this video of Sudanese police firing tear gas and warning shots in front of the Sudan Banking Academy: