Abstract

This study contributes to current research on computer-mediated communication (CMC), with a particular focus on Burundinet, an internet communication network that is comprised of Burundians in the diaspora and interested non-Burundians. Burundinet discussions about Burundi focus specifically on the civil war that began in 1993 and demonstrate that in spite of the ethnic violence that has hindered direct and peaceful interaction between the Hutu and Tutsi in Burundi, the internet has facilitated productive interaction across vast distances among members of the two groups who now reside in the diaspora.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-1978
Print ISSN
0001-9887
Pages
pp. 120-148
Launched on MUSE
2000-05-01
Open Access
No
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