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Burundi - media attention compared to violence

A Burundian woman suffering from suspected cholera lies in the health clinic at Lake Tanganyika Stadium in Kigoma, Tanzania, on 19th May 2015.
Jessica Hatcher/IRIN

From March to early November, international media interest in Burundi (blue) spiked at the time of an attempted coup in May.

Deaths from politically-motivated violence (red) have increased since then, however, while media interest faded. 

To make this graphic we combined data from the GDELT database of media output with the numbers of casualties tracked by the ACLED conflict monitoring service. 

 

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