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South Sudan television to broadcast via Nilsat

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By Roba Gibia

January 6, 20087 (CAIRO) – Juba Television will broadcast within two months through the Egyptian satellite (Nilsat) southern Sudan and Egyptian ministers of information agreed last week.

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Gabriel Changson
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GoSS Minister of Information, Gabriel Changson, and his Egyptian counterpart, Anas El-Fiqi, agreed to air Juba Television via Nilsat within a month after the building of a station and empowering the coverage of the Egyptian satellite in South Sudan.

In a meeting with Changson, El-Fiqi also affirmed the readiness of Egyptian ministry of Information to train southern Sudanese cadres in the field of media.

During a briefing to the southern Sudanese community in Cairo, the minister also disclosed that South Africa will contribute to the launching of Juba Television via the satellite.

He also pointed out that the GoSS has set media besides health and education as its priority. He went on saying that his ministry has started development and expansion of the television and radio by empowering the broadcasting station which is now covering the entire south and the neighboring countries.

Changson, who was in a private visit, assured during the meeting that the Ministry of Information is going to set special media and newspaper regulations derived from the southern Sudan constitution with cooperation with the federal ministry of information to guide the dissemination of information in south Sudan.

The further said that the Ministry is trying to establish a news agency in Juba with its respective branches all over the world including Egypt, and the establishment of publishing house for newspapers and magazines with symbolic prices subsidized by the southern Sudan government.

Changso’s meeting with southern Sudanese community was organized by the Great Upper Nile Union on January 4, 2008.

The minister told south Sudanese community in Egypt that the GoSS has allocated twenty million US dollars to assist in the return of refugees and internal displaced people into south. He underlined that presence of south Sudanese people in their respective areas in the coming period is essential as regards upcoming census which attributes to the elections and 2011 referendum.

(ST)

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  • 7 January 2008 07:01, by Ayuen Buol mum

    Good job H.E. Gabriel Changson for your couraging to promote the Television and boardcasting information to facilitate the coming referendom of 2011.
    we were waiting for this, we southern sudanese, I appreciated your great work minister of information. This is the neuclus of the government to feed its citizens in whatever it does. GOSS doesn’t have away to airout its information to civilians. Now, it will allow the grassroot to know what their government does, eventhough there is no power in rural areas of southern sudan.

    thanks to the Gov’t of GOSS!!

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  • 7 January 2008 09:15, by John Amule de Lokolong

    I thank those who show interest to support the development of Goss.I beleive that media is the main important source to the country as it educate peopel,inform them about other regions,maintain security to the country and other commercial activities such as business advertisement.In my view Goss should work hard to see that Southern Sudan has reach the mininum level of infrastructure,especially the city Juba have to be compared with other cities by mean of supplying medias such as radio stations to all other urbans areas,well trained journalists to operate any where in Sudan because media is the high priority of proper security in the country.thanks to those who show their love of Goss by supporting him

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    • 7 January 2008 15:21, by G K Diang Nguot

      THAT IS THE GOOD IDEAS TO THE GOSS,BUT LET ME ASSURE YOU MR.CHANSON,INFORMATION IS THE KEY TO EVERY CITIZEN OF COOUNRY.
      SECOND, LET THE GOSS STARTED DEVELOPMENNT FROM THE GRASS ROOT AND DO NOT VIEW JUBA AS THE ONLY CENTRE FOR ALL THING, IGNORING THE RURAL AREAS.
      BY RIGHT NOW, WE ARE LIKE BLIND B/C WE DO’T EAR WHAT EVER IS GOING ON IN SUDAN AS WHOLE AND SOUTH SUDAN IN PARTICULAR,SPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE IN RURAL AREAS.

      THANK [NASIR BOY NOW ADAY]

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  • 7 January 2008 17:13, by Bombom

    Well done Mr. Chengson, I believe you have proved to the people the importunateness of putting the right person in the right place! I hope this achievement will be adopted by the other corrupt GoSS ministries and will try to do something similar to this outstanding work!

    Although we not yet sure about the motive of Egyptians we can grasp the chance but be very vigilant about their interest!
    A2 (UK)

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  • 7 January 2008 20:22, by Pete

    I appreciated the idea of the development but I’m just cautious about contracting with Egyptian. I’m tired of all Islamic government and I just paranoid when heard of Government of Southern Sudan had made a contract with Pro-NCP government. Otherwise I will say,
    GO GOSS!!!!

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    • 7 January 2008 22:52, by Victoria Naculya

      It seems like GOSS stated to warm up. That are kind of stuffs people would like to hear from our government,DEVELOPMENT. Development in the country,not in positions or clashes.
      But be careful GOSS, Egypt does not give or help because they really want to help. Otherwise you will find yourselves signing things that should not from the very begining.

      By the way, have you though about places and jobs for those who will be return back to Sudan? Because most I am sure have lost their home. When we are thinking of returning our people back home, there are a lot that have to be done before they are back. Otherwise there will be a lot of different crimes that some would be involving in, in order to get a living. Thanks. victorianaculya@yahoo.com

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      • 8 January 2008 08:19, by Chol Aleng Maguet

        Job Wel done,it is very imperative to have such news on development in the south Goverment on daily basis,so that the gangs of critism will shut their mouth.
        I wish the all ministries have to adopt these to updates the citizens on their progress too.
        Mr Minister Changson go ahead with your programme and don’t rely much to the Arab,they help with hidden agenda.
        take-care.
        thank you.

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