YES, I have thought exactly that! “Oh, but al least one has the luxury of all that uninterrupted reading!”
I’m sure there are more but if anyone is looking to follow the trial of Aza (& later Dias, Robel and Jahar) these accounts are in court live tweeting testimony daily
Thanks so much for posting these! I’ve been trying to find out the twitter feeds to follow, so I can go through them each from the beginning everyday.
That’s how I followed the Pistorius trial, instead of watching ( which I can’t do anyway from work). I found the best Twitter feeds, both journals and “regular” people, and read them and tweeted back and forth with them. It is amazing how much you can learn that way, rather than relying on news summaries.
Even the best news summaries will gloss over certain things or leave them out all together. One of the big issues being discussed in South Africa with the OP trial is white fear of crime, which usually boils down to fear of black people. The other is the horrifying rates of abuse and sexual assault against women in SA. None of this is coming through normal media channels except for an article or two.
And, I have learned a a lot about SA politics because national elections were happening at the same time as the trial. Yay social media!
Anyways, thanks for the info, you rock!