Women in South Sudan are advised to support the strengthening of polices that will curb hate speech, sexual exploitation and gender discrimination.
Media practitioners working for the South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation detained over leaked footage, which appears to show President Salva Kiir urinating on himself.
The irony of eight South Sudanese journalists being detained by security forces, for covering a press conference addressing the harassment of journalists.
Positive aspects of South Sudan’s Cybercrimes and Computer Misuse Order 2021 overshadowed by regressive aspects of the legislation.
The raid on a radio station and increased harassment and arrest of journalists over the past few weeks points to a worrying trend in South Sudan.
Without being charged broadcast journalist Alfred Angasi remains in detention, after being arrested by South Sudan’s National security service on 5 July.
South Sudan’s continued persecution of journalists and assault on media freedoms shows that authorities are not committed to changing their tradition of repression. They should immediately release journalists Zechariah Makuach Maror and Jackson Ochaya and halt all acts of intimidation against the press.
The managing editor of “The Dawn” newspaper, Emmanuel Monychol Akop, was arrested and detained by authorities after responding to a summons to appear at the South Sudanese security service headquarters.
CPJ is asking for the immediate release of Michael Christopher, editor-in-chief of the Arabic-language daily “Al-Watan” who remains in detention since he was detained on 17 July. His whereabouts are unknown and the charges against him have not been disclosed.
An outspoken journalist and editor of one of South Sudan’s few privately-owned newspapers, Michael Christopher ran afoul of the country’s Media Authority last January over his coverage of the protests in neighbouring Sudan.
AFEX condemns the summoning of the Editor in Chief of Al Watan Arabic newspaper by South Sudan’s Media Authority, for publishing articles on on-going demonstrations in neighbouring Sudan.
“Journalists in South Sudan are too often faced with bureaucratic red tape or other tactics of government intimidation, which are incompatible with efforts to create conditions for sustaining peace.”
AMDISS is concerned by the blockage of some websites namely Sudan Tribune, Radio Tamazuj and others. This action comes on the heels of two incidents of attacks and harassment of journalists.
George Livio Bahara, a South Sudanese journalist for Radio Miraya, was released after spending almost 3 years in detention without charges.