Doha Centre for Media Freedom :: Even though the outside world is getting most of their updates through #Sudanrevolts or other social networking websites, but some local journalists believe that the social media has an insignificant role within Sudan.
"Inside Khartoum and other areas people still use traditional media such as newspaper, radio and TV to get informed because people do not have access to Internet. They cannot afford it," said Hildebrand Bijleveld, director of Radio Dabanga, a private radio station with an outreach of 1.2 million people per day.
"Social media, whether its Facebook or Twitter is meant to engage and inform the Sudanese diaspora and the international community but it does not have an impact in influencing politics within the country," he added.
A report by Zainab Sultan, www.dc4mf.org